A fan of the Italian Serie A outfit AS Roma has been given a sentence of a three-and-half years imprisonment.

The AS Roma fan, named Simone Mastrelli is understood to be from Rome and had assaulted the Liverpool fan Sean Cox outside the Anfield stadium last year April in one of the Champions League games.

Simone Mastrelli has admitted he committed the wrong by pleading guilty to the charges read before him at the Preston Crown Court in North West England.

Cox, who hails from Ireland was reported to have suffered head injuries in the attack and spent more than a month in a neurological unit where brains are being treated before he returned back to his homeland to continue the treatment with the supervision of his family.

The England authority was able to extradite Simone Mastrelli last month to Britain as he was arrested on a European arrest warrant in Italy.

However, it is reported that the English FA had followed up the case to ensure that Simone Mastrelli is punished for his crime as it relates to the game between the two European countries.

Meanwhile, reports claim that Sean Cox is currently doing fine as he has recovered from the head injuries.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.