Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham has received support from rival players following the racial abuse after his missed penalty.
According to beIN sports network, it appears that the disgusting racial abuse Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham received following the final of the European Supercup, has brought rivals together in his support.
After missing the decisive penalty in the shoot out with Liverpool, in the game which took place in the Besiktas Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey.
19-year-old Abraham was the target of what was described as vulgar and disgusting racial abuse.
English anti-racism campaigners Kick It Out condemned the actions. They have also called on the Social media platforms to take more action against those who make such posts.
Abraham has since received support and backing from teammates and rivals over the attack.
Marcus Rashford and Jessie Lingard, who are teammates of Abraham’s in the England setup are rivals at club level have shared messages of support.
“Keep your head held high @tammyabraham,”
“We’ve all had them saved, that’s football. We should be celebrating young English talent not this…”
“Head up brother stand strong stand proud.”
The young Chelsea striker has yet to make a public statement or comment directly in relation to the incident.
His social media comments said:
“Wasn’t able to get my first trophy for the club but we fought hard until the end.”
“Love this team. Thanks for the warming messages.”
His teammates have focused on supporting him through the missed penalty.
Christain Pulisic said:
“We said to him, ‘It’s penalties, man – somebody has to miss’.”
“He’s going to get his head up. Obviously, it’s tough but penalties are like that.”
“He can deal with it and he’ll be fine.”
“He’ll move on, he’ll score a goal in the next game and everything will be forgotten. We’re there for him.”
Head up brother stand strong stand proud ❤ pic.twitter.com/FlJ52Nqj8n
— Jesse Lingard (@JesseLingard) August 15, 2019