Roma fan not guilty of 2nd charge; 3-year sentence for Liverpool attack
The man accused of attacking Liverpool fan Sean Cox prior to the Reds’ UEFA Champions League match with AS Roma at Anfield has been found not guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm.
Filippo Lombardi, 21, will go to jail for three years on a separate plea of violent disorder.
Lombardi insists he’s not the man who attacked Cox, and that he didn’t notice Cox until he was lying on the ground.
Here’s what the judge told Lombardi at the trial, via the BBC:
The reports says Cox cannot speak above a whisper and cannot sit up unaided.
Cox and his battle have been supported on all sides, including AS Roma, after the senseless attack.