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Friday, August 16, 2019

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham receives death threats after penalty shootout miss

Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham was racially abused and sent death threats after Wednesday night's penalty shootout miss against Liverpool.

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

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 yesterday 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."

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