Everton defender Seamus Coleman has straddled the Merseyside divide to help support a Liverpool fan who is
Cox was left comatose after being stabbed by Roma-supporting thugs before a Champions League semi-final tie back in April.
The 53-year-old Irishman, an innocent bystander in the attack, is still being treated in a specialist rehab hospital as he continues his long and arduous road to recovery.
A GoFundMe page was set up to help support Cox, his wife and his family in the meanwhile, with fans from around the world pledging over €220,000 to the cause to date.
And now, much like Jurgen Klopp before him, Coleman is one of the many, having defied club allegiances to weigh in with a significant personal donation.
Speaking to the Press Association (via This Is Anfield), the Toffees full-back said:
We have to be together. I think football is great for sticking together.
Rivalries go out the window with stuff like that; you don’t see a crest or a jersey, you see a man who came to support his team and unfortunately it didn’t end too well for him that night.
Thankfully there is a fundraising page and I don’t know the ins and outs of how he is but hopefully they can raise some money for him.
I wanted to put my name to it because sometimes that raises more publicity.
You think ‘do you put your name towards it or not?’ because you might get people saying ‘he might have put more money in’ or whatever.
It’s not about Liverpool and Everton, this is about a man who unfortunately was part of something he did not intend to be.
I’ve had people in the street, Liverpool fans, stop me and say ‘thanks very much’.
Excellent stuff. Thoroughly commendable.
Some things are more important.