Chelsea condemn racist abuse towards striker
August 16, 2019 11:26 am
Chelsea have condemned “abhorrent posts” aimed at Tammy Abraham after the club’s Super Cup defeat by Liverpool in Istanbul.
21-year-old Striker Abraham, was targeted on social media with racist abuse after his side lost 5-4 on penalties.
Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian kept out Abraham’s spot-kick to secure victory for the Champions League winners.
“We are disgusted with the abhorrent posts we have seen on social media,” said a club spokesman.
“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.”
The club’s reaction comes after Kick It Out had issued a statement condemning the treatment of Abraham.