Roma Fan Jailed For Two-and-half Years For Violence That Left Liverpool Supporter In Coma

An Italian man has been jailed for two-and-a-half years for his part in violence before a Champions League tie which left a Liverpool fan badly hurt.Daniele Sciusco, 29, admitted violent disorder before Liverpool’s semi-final against AS Roma at Anfield on April 24. Sciusco was not responsible for the attack which left Sean Cox, 53, from Ireland, with a serious head injury. But a judge at Preston Crown Court told him: “It did occur during violent disorder of which you were a part.”The court heard Sciusco was among a group of Roma “ultras” who had flown from Italy for the match. CCTV footage showed about 25 of the group in Walton Breck Road, near the stadium.“Your actions and the actions of the Italian group tarnished significantly what was intended to be a sporting and enjoyable occasion,” said Judge Brown. “You and others in the ultra group were armed with weapons such as belts and chains and you were threatening and were being abusive towards the Liverpool fans.”Photo Credit: Getty

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