Talented Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham has made public his mother’s emotions concerning the racist abuse he received during the UEFA Super Cup final.
Explaining further, Abraham said his mother was reduced to tears by the racist abuse that was meted on him.
On the issue that brought about the racist abuse, Abraham missed the decisive kick in a penalty shootout which handed Liverpool glory in Istanbul last month and the 21-year-old was subjected to vile abuse on social media.
Speaking to a reliable source, Abraham said, “I remember speaking to my mum, she was emotional, she was in tears,”
“She was just thinking, ‘Why him’. It’s obviously not nice, seeing your son getting abused.
“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.”
The situation got worse after Abraham was left devastated by the penalty miss, which cost his side a trophy.
“I was sat in the changing room straight after the game and went on my phone,” he added.
Speaking further he said, “I wasn’t going to shy away from the situation, although saying that I did have some supportive messages. The other side is not nice to hear. The first time I heard I was sat in the dressing room. I went through a lot of emotion I would say after the penalty miss.’’
Source: Evening Standard