Chelsea of England striker, Tammy Abraham has received a large dose of support against racist abuse directed at him via social media, as his case has been taken up by the anti-discrimination pressure group, Kick It Out, as well as from his girlfriend.
In the wake of Abraham’s missed penalty that saw Chelsea lose to Liverpool, in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday, the Nigerian-born attacker has come under caustic attack and ridicule by The Blues’ fans, but Kick It Out declared that the online racist abuse is disgusting.
Kick It Out added that attacks on Abraham are increasingly predictable, after the 21-year-old England international was pilloried for missing The Blues’ last spot-kick in their 5-4 penalty shootout defeat by The Reds.
A statement from Kick It Out read: “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 calls for Twitter and other social media 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.”
Former Premier League striker Kevin Campbell also tweeted after the game: “Can someone please tell me why Tammy Abraham gets racially abused for missing a penalty? Football is the excuse for some people.”
Abraham has also gained support from his girlfriend, Leah Monroe, who is a professional lifestyle blogger.
The striker has been with his 21-year-old heartthrob for five years, with both getting along pretty well all through his loan spells at Bristol City, Swansea City and Aston Villa.
Abraham’s girlfriend has now hit out at the racist trolls who abused the Nigerian-born striker after he missed The Blues’ crucial last penalty in the shootout defeat by Liverpool.
Monroe wrote on Instagram: “You racist scum bags just know there is a special place in hell reserved for each and every single one of you.
“The lowest of the low! I honestly pity you. You should feel so ashamed for yourselves. Absolutely disgusting!!
“0 tolerance policy!! ANYONE who steps out of line will immediately be reported accordingly and blocked permanently!”