Published On: Tue, Sep 10th, 2019

Chelsea star Tammy Abraham opens up on how racist abuse affected his family

Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham has opened up on the racist abuse he received after the UEFA Super Cup.

Tammy Abraham was the victim of vile racist abuse after missing a penalty in Chelsea’s Super Cup defeat to Liverpool.

Chelsea lost the final 5-4 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in Istanbul.

But afterwards, Abraham was subjected to racist abuse on Twitter.

Now, the 21-year-old has opened up on how his mother responded to the abuse he received.

“I remember speaking to my mum, she was emotional, she was in tears,” Abraham told CNN.

“She was just thinking, ‘Why him’. It’s obviously not nice, seeing your son getting abused. For me, I am a strong character, it doesn’t affect me as much, but it could affect people who don’t have my personality.”

The young striker did, however, praise his Chelsea team-mates and manager Frank Lampard for the way they helped him to deal with the abuse.

“I was sat in the changing room straight after the game and went on my phone,” he continued.

“I wasn’t going to shy away from the situation, although saying that I did have some supportive messages. The other side is not nice to hear.

“The first time I heard I was sat in the dressing room. I went through a lot of emotion I would say after the penalty miss.

“I had experience of taking penalties last season, big ones as well.

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