Roma fan jailed for two and a half years following violent incident before Champions League semi-final 2 years ago

Roma fan jailed for two and a half years following violent incident before Champions League semi-final

The fan was jailed for violent behaviour outside Anfield in an incident which left Irishman Sean Cox seriously injured.

Italian Daniel Sciusco has admitted to taking part in violent behaviour on 24 May before Liverpool's first-leg semi-final against AS Roma.

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The 29-year-old Roma fan has been jailed for two and a half years following the incident.

According to the Liverpool Echo, Judge Mark Brown described Sciusco's actions as "a slap in the face to Scouse hospitality".

He did, however, state the importance of noting that 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.

He said: "It is important to stress again you are not being sentenced for the dreadful attack on Mr Cox but it did occur during the violent disorder of which you were a part. The impact on him and his family has been catastrophic."

"The Champions League semi-final was a major international football event that was being televised across Europe and your actions and the actions of the Italian group tarnished significantly what was intended to be a sporting and enjoyable occasion."

Prosecutor Keith Sutton said that: "Mr Sciusco was part of the group walking towards Anfield. A witness noticed that the large group had their faces covered, they appeared angry, they were chanting in Italian. He thought they would cause trouble - when he saw them take out weapons, belts in hands, the witness started filming them."