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Published On: Tue, Jul 21st, 2020

Chelsea striker suffers racist abuse again

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Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has again been subjected to racist abuse from some of the London club’s fans.
Abraham was on the end of vile attacks earlier this season following a penalty miss in Chelsea’s UEFA Super Cup defeat to Liverpool.
The lanky forward revealed that the abuse left his mum in tears after fans attacked him for missing a crucial penalty in the shootout.
Following a shock 3-0 defeat by Chelsea at Sheffield United, Abraham has received yet more horrible abuse.
A number of fans – many with Chelsea-related avatars and usernames – branded the England striker ‘Apebraham’ on social media.
Thankfully, it appears Twitter took swift action with many of the accounts, deleting the tweets and banning the accounts by the time this article was published.
However, a search of the term shows that some references to the word remain on the site.
Speaking back in September, Abraham said: “I remember speaking to my mum, she was emotional, she was in tears.
“It’s obviously not nice, seeing your son getting abused. My mum was just thinking, ‘Why him?’
“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.
“I was sat in the changing room straight after the game and went on my phone. I wasn’t going to shy away from the situation, although I did have some supportive messages. The other side is not nice to hear.
“I went through a lot of emotion after the penalty miss. I had experience of taking penalties last season, big ones as well. Everyone misses penalties. To miss the penalty I was devastated and I had a lot of abuse after.”

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