By 90Min
August 21, 2017

Everton defender Seamus Coleman has donated to an online fundraising page to allow a fan with Asperger's syndrome to attend a game at Goodison Park, the Mirror have reported.

The touching gesture comes after the supporter fell ill and was unable to travel to Everton's win over Hajduk Split as planned.

Coleman donated £1,800 to the fundraising page set up by Francis Conmy's friend in an attempt to get to another game.

“Sorry you couldn’t make it to the game Francis," Coleman wrote. "I hope you’re feeling better now. Hopefully this helps get you and Eoin your flights and accommodation for another game and I’m sure the club will look after you as always. Seamie Coleman.”

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Coleman, who is currently sidelined having suffered a broken leg in March, has previously donated £8k to a group of Everton supporters trying to raise £60k through a cycle ride from Sligo in Ireland to Goodison Park.

Eoin Mulligan, Francis' friend, said that they had travelled to Liverpool, but Francis had fallen ill with a stomach bug and was too weak to leave the hotel.

He wrote: “After our first trip falling through due to Francis falling ill I decided to set up this page to get funds together to give him another chance at his dream later this year.

“Hopefully with your help we can reach our target and get this man to goodison.”

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