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Calls for Manchester City to donate to Sean Cox recovery fund after players filmed singing about fan attack

Sean Cox in the stands alongside Kenny Dalglish (right) prior to the Sean Cox Fundraising match at The Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Picture by Brian Lawless/PA Wire

MANCHESTER City has been urged to donate to the Sean Cox Rehabilitation Fund after a video emerged of its players singing about Liverpool fans getting "battered in the streets".

The video shows several members of the Premier League winning squad singing the tasteless song on their flight home from Brighton after the final match of the season.

Among they lyrics being chanted to the `Allez, Allez, Allez' tune are:

"All the way to Kiev, to end up in defeat, Crying in the stands, and battered on the streets. Kompany injured Salah, victims of it all."

The footage has gone viral on social media, with outraged Liverpool fans accusing the players of mocking Sean Cox.

The father-of-three from Co Meath suffered devastating injuries after a viscous assault before a game at Anfield just over a year ago.

His family said the 54-year-old, was thrilled his side made it to another Champions League final after watching it on an iPad in National Rehabilitation Centre, where he is still recovering.

A GoFundMe page set up to help meet his recovery costs has raised just over €1 million of its €2m target.

One Liverpool supporter suggested: "A nice way for the City players and staff to apologise could be to donate to the Sean Cox GoFundMe page."

https://uk.gofundme.com/SupportSeanCox

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