Sean Cox’s brother ‘disgusted’ by Manchester City chants
"It's a matter very close to our hearts and whether they say it's about Sean or not, the first thing I think about is Sean being attacked."
The brother of Sean Cox has condemned the Man City players after a video emerged appearing to show the squad singing about Liverpool fans being 'battered in the streets'.
A video emerged on Tuesday which appeared to show City players and staff singing a version of Liverpool's 'Allez, Allez, Allez' song as they travelled on a plane after they won the Premier League on Sunday.
City fans have sung the song all season.
Manchester City has denied that the "battered in the streets" lyrics refers to Cox, a Meath man and Liverpool supporter who was left with brain injuries after being assaulted outside Anfield last year.
— YourMCFC (@YourMCFC) May 14, 2019
But speaking to talkSPORT, Sean Cox's brother Martin said: "If I'm honest, I'm disgusted. Singing and chanting those words, it's like it gives the impression that it's OK for people to carry out attacks like that on people in the streets.
"It's a matter very close to our hearts and whether they say it's about Sean or not, the first thing I think about is Sean being attacked.
"It wasn't long ago that a Manchester City fan was attacked in Germany, so why they think it's OK to sing songs about people being attacked on the streets when one of their own was attacked not long ago is very naive.
"I think they've tarnished themselves now by coming out with songs like that because at the end of the day they are professional footballers and they've only let themselves down and their club down."
Sean Cox is currently receiving treatment at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dún Laoghaire and multiple fundraisers over the last year have raised money for his treatment.