Racism is a massive issue in football, and several dark skinned players of the game have been sufferers. Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has been one of the most recent victims of racial abuse, and the forward has recently said that it caused his mother to weep.
Back in August, the Blues forward was targeted by racist fans on social media after he missed the penalty kick against Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup final in Istanbul.
Soon following the match, the 21 year old was swarmed with xenophobic attacks on Twitter, and it went to such extent that the club gaffer, Frank Lampard himself went into disgust, and the Stamford Bridge hierarchy took strong action against the perpetrators.
In a recent interview the Chelsea youth graduate revealed that the attacks caused his mother to burst into tears.
“I remember speaking to my mum, she was emotional, she was in tears. You know, she’s just thinking: ‘Why him? Why him?’ It’s obviously not nice to hear, especially seeing your son getting abused.” Tammy spoke to CNN International.
“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 youngster added.
Soon after the vile incident, Manchester United forwards and fellow countrymen Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard were two of the several people that came forward to support Abraham.
Chelsea are taking on Wolves this Saturday at the Molineux Stadium.