Man charged with attacking Irish Liverpool fan Sean Cox admits to violent disorder 2 years ago

Man charged with attacking Irish Liverpool fan Sean Cox admits to violent disorder

He had originally denied violent conduct.

One of the men charged with being a part of the group who used unlawful violence on Sean Cox has admitted to the charge.

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According to the BBC, 21-year-old Filippo Lombardi originally denied the charge of assault violent disorder, but he has since changed his plea at a pre-trial.

He does, however, still deny inflicting grievous bodily harm on the Dunboyne man.

The incident occurred before the first-leg of Liverpool's Champions League semi-final against Roma outside Anfield in April.

Cox was left in a coma following the attack, which he has since woken from, but it is said that his condition is still "very dire".

Lombardi has been remanded in custody, and will face trial next month.

This news comes two weeks after Daniele Scuisco, another Roma fan who was involved in the attack, was jailed for two months.

Scuisco was not being sentenced for the attack of Sean Cox, but rather for taking part in the actions that may have led to that incident.

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp recently visited the family of Sean Cox while in Ireland for a friendly against Napoli at the Aviva Stadium; the Liverpool players also unveiled a banner that read 'Sean Cox You'll Never Walk Alone' on the field after the game (see main image).