Liverpool fan in critical condition after Roma attack
Ugly scenes surrounded Liverpool’s UEFA Champions League visit from AS Roma, as visiting supporters used the occasion as an excuse for violence.
Several reports say Roma support -- some armed with belts, others with hammers -- stormed Liverpool supporters outside a pub near Anfield, with a 53-year-old man named Sean Cox now hospitalized in critical condition after 80 people charged the Albert Pub using a side route.
The Liverpool Echo says Merseyside Police are investigating the incident, and Sunday Times football correspondent Jonathan Northcroft provides some details on the harrowing events.
Roma fans have just attacked Liverpool supporters with belts, outside the Albert. About 20. One guy down getting treatment— Jonathan Northcroft (@JNorthcroft) April 24, 2018
The Roma group came out of Venmore St, and attack was sudden. Picked an older Liverpool fan and atracked him. A lot of police around but they were slow on the scene. Poor guy is still down. Horrible stuff.— Jonathan Northcroft (@JNorthcroft) April 24, 2018