Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has again been subjected to racist abuse from some of the London club’s fans.
Abraham was on the end of vile attacks earlier this season following a penalty miss in Chelsea’s UEFA Super Cup defeat to Liverpool.
The lanky forward revealed that the abuse left his mum in tears after fans attacked him for missing a crucial penalty in the shootout.
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Following a shock 3-0 defeat by Chelsea at Sheffield United, Abraham has received yet more horrible abuse.
A number of fans – many with Chelsea-related avatars and usernames – branded the England striker ‘Apebraham’ on social media.
Thankfully, it appears Twitter took swift action with many of the accounts, deleting the tweets and banning the accounts by the time this article was published.
However, a search of the term shows that some references to the word remain on the site.
Speaking back in September, Abraham said: “I remember speaking to my mum, she was emotional, she was in tears.
“It’s obviously not nice, seeing your son getting abused. My mum was just thinking, ‘Why him?’
“For me, I am a strong character, it doesn’t affect me as much, but it could affect people who don’t have my personality.
“I was sat in the changing room straight after the game and went on my phone. I wasn’t going to shy away from the situation, although I did have some supportive messages. The other side is not nice to hear.
“I went through a lot of emotion after the penalty miss. I had experience of taking penalties last season, big ones as well. Everyone misses penalties. To miss the penalty… I was devastated and I had a lot of abuse after.”
Meanwhile, the Premier League have been blasted and accused of a “shameful” lack of action to increase their diversity.
Other than support players taking a knee and wearing Black Lives Matter logos, there is a feeling the top flight has done little to end systemic discrimination within the game.
That is leading to increasing anger from stars past and present, who claim the biggest league in the world is doing nothing but pay lip service to battling racism.
A former player now working as a coach, told SunSport: “What the Premier League have done — or haven’t done, if we’re honest — is shameful.
“It’s OK for them to say the players can take a knee and that a badge will be on a shirt.
“But that’s nothing — and doesn’t change anything about the actual issue.
“We know there’s hardly any black representation, the whole point is to be open and transparent — show you are actually bothered about making a change. Thirty per cent of the players in the league are black.
“They are the ones producing, so the people at the top are rolling in it — but they don’t want to change so black people can get into senior roles within the organisation.
“The only thing we’ve seen since all this blew up is them announcing work-experience placements for six coaches.
“And even then, all those will be placed at clubs in the EFL. It’s just embarrassing.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.