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Brain damaged football fan could be given season ticket

Simon Crabtree represented a Liverpool fan who may be given Anfield season tickets as part of his care package.

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was left disabled after suffering serious brain damage in an accident when he was a teenager. He is in a care home and his solicitor, who manages the compensation the man received after the accident, is aiming to buy two season tickets.

Simon Crabtree said the hope was that the man would benefit from watching football games with a relative. He had been a promising football player before he was injured, as well as a keen Liverpool fan.

The proposal was put forward to Mr Justice Hayden, who is overseeing litigation relating to the man’s care plan, at the Court of Protection in London. 

The judge said he “wholeheartedly applauded” the idea.  

The case was covered by the Liverpool Echo