Tammy Abraham was targeted for racial abuse

16 Aug, 2019 - 00:08 0 Views
Tammy Abraham was targeted for racial abuse Tammy Abraham

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Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham was targeted for racial abuse on social media following their UEFA Super Cup final defeat on Wednesday.

Abraham, 21 years of age, missed the decisive penalty in the shootout in Istanbul, with Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian saving the spot-kick with his legs.

Kick It Out 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.’

In the aftermath of the defeat, one social media user said: ‘F****** n*****’, alongside a video of the Ku Klux Klan lynching.

Another Twitter user wrote: Tammy Abraham IS A F****** N*****’, while another sickeningly said: ‘you f****** black **** you ruined my night’.

Abraham is looking to make his mark in the Premier League this term as he tries to convince boss Frank Lampard he can lead the Blues attack in pursuit of a top four finish.

Having already been capped twice by England, he has started the season promisingly – showing a major threat at Manchester United before coming on the pitch as a sub on Wednesday to win a penalty kick in extra time.

Social media has emerged as a big problem for racial abuse, with Troy Deeney recently opening up on his negative experiences with the platforms.

The Watford striker has reported 60 instances of abuse but claimed the only response he got from the companies was that ‘the monkey emoji is not racist’.

The abuse comes as FIFA launch an investigation involving racial abuse against Queens Park Rangers’ Under 18s team during a pre-season trip to Spain last week.

Led by 17-year-old defender Trent Mahorn, Paul Furlong’s side walked off the pitch in a clash with Spanish side Nervion when they were subjected to monkey noises and ‘n*****’ taunts.

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