John Bishop announces massive benefit for injured football fan | Sean Cox brutally attacked on the way to a match

John Bishop announces massive benefit for injured football fan

Sean Cox brutally attacked on the way to a match

John Bishop has announced a star-studded comedy benefit for a Liverpool football fan left severely injured after a horrific attack outside Anfield.

Jason Manford, Andrew Maxwell, Jo Brand, Jo Caulfield, Neil Fitzmaurice, Adam Rowe and Paul Smith will also be taking part in the gig at the city’s M&S Bank Arena on March 15.

It will be raising money to fund the future rehabilitation of Seán Cox, who was left with life-changing injuries following an unprovoked attack in April last year. 

Seán, 53 and a father of three, was attacked as he made his way to Anfield to watch the Champions League semi-final between Liverpool FC and AS Roma.  In February, Italian thug Simone Mastrelli was jailed for three-and-a-half years for the attack.

After almost 18 months of treatment in Ireland, Sean is currently undergoing an initial 12-week rehabilitation programme in a specialist neurological facility which focuses on developing speech and movement.

Bishop said: ‘Seán Cox was just like any other football fan - an ordinary man on his way to watch his team playing a big game. Then this brutal attack happened and changed his life forever.  

‘It could have been any of us. So we’re using laughter to support this very brave man. Please come and join us as we support Seán and his family.’

Tickets are available here.

Another fundraiser is being held at the 3Arena in Dublin on January 10, with Bishop joined by Michael McIntyre, Tommy Tiernan, Dara O'Briain, Deirdre O'Kane, Joanne McNally, Jason Byrne and Des Bishop. That show has already sold out.

Published: 6 Dec 2019

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