Super Cup: Racist Abuse Of Tammy Abraham Disgusting – Kick It Out

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The online racist abuse of Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham after the Super Cup against Liverpool has been described as "disgusting" and "increasingly predictable" by Kick It Out.

 

Last night, the 21-year-old Nigerian born English striker missed Chelsea's fifth spot-kick in their 5-4 penalty shootout defeat and reports later emerged showing the forward had been targeted on social media.

 

Reacting to the alleged racist attack on Abraham, 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," a statement from Kick It Out read.

 

"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."

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