The brother of Sean Cox has expressed his disappointment after footage emerged of members of the Manchester City squad singing an 'inappropriate' chant which mentions Liverpool fans getting 'battered on the streets'.
Sean suffered life changing injuries after he was attacked by a Roma fan prior to Liverpool's Champions League semi-final at Anfield last year.
The video in question started to do the rounds on social media yesterday, with a number of City first team players seen to be taking part in the singing of the chant, which contains the following words:
All the way to Kiev / To end up in defeat / Crying in the stands / And battered in the streets / Kompany injured Salah / Victims of it all
— YourMCFC (@YourMCFC) May 14, 2019
The club have denied that the chant was related to the Sean Cox attack, claiming that it simply refers to Liverpool's loss in the Champions League final in Kiev last season. A number of Liverpool fans were also attacked by masked hooligans prior to the match against Madrid.
Speaking on talkSPORT earlier today, Martin Cox, said the City players should have known better than to sing such an distasteful chant.
My first reaction was I was very disappointed. It’s so close to home for ourselves with Sean, so we’re shocked now to be honest with you.
Any song like that, these players are media trained in this day and age and are role models for children.
I don’t understand why the first thing they want to do, right after they win the league title, is sing about Liverpool, first of all, and then actually sing about fans getting battered in the streets.
Surely they know that the song is inappropriate.
Martin also provided an update with Sean's progress, who made his first public appearance since the attack at last month's charity match in the Aviva Stadium.
Sean is doing good.
He’s progressing, which is the most important thing. He’s still on a massive long road ahead, but he is progressing. Slowly but surely, he’s getting there .
It’s baby steps at the moment but we’re on the right road.