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Kick It Out: Abraham abuse 'predictable but disgusting'

Kick It Out: Abraham abuse 'predictable but disgusting'

15/08/2019 at 15:29Updated 15/08/2019 at 18:25

Kick It Out have released a statement condemning the racist abuse suffered by Tammy Abraham following his penalty miss in Chelsea's loss to Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup.

After nine spot kicks were scored in the shoot-out, Abraham stepped up but saw his effort saved by the legs of Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian.

In the wake of the game, some fans targeted him racially on social media and Kick It Out has repeated its calls for Twitter and other companies to act more quickly.

"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."

Tammy Abraham missed the crucial spot-kick in the European Super Cup

Tammy Abraham missed the crucial spot-kick in the European Super CupGetty Images

Chelsea return to Premier League action with a home meeting against Leicester City on Sunday.

The Blues have released a statement which reads: "We are disgusted with the abhorrent posts we have seen on social media. 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.”

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