Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham was racially abused online after having his penalty saved in the Super Cup last month against Liverpool.
Last month, Tammy Abraham took a penalty kick which was saved by Liverpool’s goalkeeper in the Super Cup.
And then he received tons of racial abusive posts on social media, which made his mom cry.
“I remember speaking to my mum, she was emotional, she was in tears,” Abraham told CNN.
“You know, she’s just thinking: ‘Why him? Why him?’ It’s obviously not nice to hear, especially seeing your son getting abused.”
“For me, I’m always a strong character, it doesn’t affect me as much. But saying that, it could affect people who don’t have my personality. It was a challenging moment for me, I went through a lot of emotions,” he added.
“I thought it was long gone.”
“Of course you’re always going to get it now and then in certain countries but no, I didn’t think it would be an issue in our day and age,” he said.
“I had a lot of abuse but Frank Lampard always had his arm around my shoulder, lifted me up.”
“Straight after, the boys, manager and everyone at Chelsea had my back. The next day, [Lampard] called me to find out how I was,” he commented.
“He didn’t want to go over the situation because he knew how I was feeling, but just wanted to find out how I was, make sure that I wasn’t distracted from football and my personal life was all right.”
"I remember speaking to my mum, she was emotional, she was in tears. She's just thinking: 'Why him? Why him?'"
— CNN Sport (@cnnsport) September 9, 2019