21-year-old Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham, has been receiving support from different quarters after a barrage of insults from Chelsea fans who hold him responsible for the loss to Liverpool in the Supercup final on Wednesday.
According to a BBC report, Chelsea released a report saying, “We are disgusted with the abhorrent posts we have seen on social media,” said a club spokesman.
“Chelsea FC finds all forms of discriminatory behaviour unacceptable. It has no place at this club and where there is clear evidence of Chelsea season ticket holders or members involved in such behaviour, we will take the strongest possible action against them.’
More support came from kickItOut, an anti-racism charity. In a statement released on their Twitter account, the charity said:
“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.”
Even more support came from former Everton player, Kevin Campbell, who tweeted, Can someone please tell me why @tammyabraham gets racially abused for missing a penalty? Football
is the excuse for some people!
— Kevin Campbell (@1kevincampbell) August 15, 2019