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Roma Fan Jailed For Violent Disorder Before Liverpool Game

Roma Fan Jailed For Violent Disorder Before Liverpool Game

Roma fan Daniele Sciusco has today been sentenced to two and a half years in prison following his involvement in violent scenes outside Anfield on May 24th, hours before Liverpool took on Roma in their Champions League semi-final.

Sciusco, 29, was arrested following disturbances outside Anfield which left Irish Liverpool fan Sean Cox in a critical condition after an unprovoked attack by Roma Ultras on Liverpool fans, though Sciusco was not involved directly in the attack on Cox.

As reported in the Liverpool Echo, Sciusco was sentenced at Preston Crown Court this afternoon, where Judge Mark Brown stated that the Italian's actions 'were a slap in the face to usual Scouse hospitality':

It's important to stress you are not being sentenced for the dreadful attack on Mr Cox, but it did occur during violent disorder of which you were a part, and the impact on him has been catastrophic.

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Keith Sutton, who was the prosecutor on the day revealed that Cox was out of a coma, but that his circumstances remained "very dire."

Another Roma fan, Filippo Lombardi, will face charges of violent disorder and wounding/inflicting grievous bodily harm on Cox. Lombardi denies these charges and is due to stand trial later this year.

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Eoin Lyons

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