Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham receives death threats and is racially abused after penalty shootout miss against Liverpool


TAMMY ABRAHAM was racially abused and received death threats after his penalty shootout miss against Liverpool.

The England striker, 21, was last to take for Frank Lampard’s Blues in the Super Cup final in Istanbul on Wednesday night.

Tammy Abraham was racially abused and received death threats after his penalty shootout miss against Liverpool

Abraham’s spot-kick was saved by Liverpool No2 Adrian – though replays later revealed the keeper was off his line as the penalty was struck.

But as Chelsea missed out on their first chance at silverware this season, with Lampard losing for the second time on the bounce, Abraham was targeted online.

Kick It Out published a statement on Twitter on Thursday confirming the racial abuse sent to the English forward.

They wrote: “Last night we received reports of racist abuse directed at Tammy Abraham on social media after Chelsea’s UEFA Super Cup match.

“Such abuse is now increasingly predictable, but no less disgusting.

“We send our support to Tammy and reiterate our call for Twitter and other social companies to clamp down on this level of abuse.

“This is a call to action – we want to know what they are going to do to tackle this insidious problem.”

After the shootout defeat, one Twitter user said:  “@tammyabraham is a f***ing n*****.”

Another said: “you f****** black **** you ruined my night.”

It comes after QPR U-18s walked off in protest after being racially abused by Spanish opponents.

Skipper Trent Mahorn was the first player targeted in the game with Nervion.

Mahorn and his team-mates urged the Spanish referee to intervene.

Instead, the official did nothing, with further racial abuse directed at the Rangers players by members of the Spanish team, based in a suburb of Seville and the third club in the city.

Continued refusal by any of the officials to intervene saw the skipper and his side taking matters into their own hands.

Mahorn and his colleagues went over to under-18 coach and former QPR, Chelsea, Watford and Birmingham striker Paul Furlong, to explain what had been going on.

Abraham was the last to take for Chelsea and saw his penalty saved by Adrian
Adrian saved with his legs after Abraham’s effort was put down the middle
AP:Associated Press


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