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Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham says his mom was left in tears after he acquired racist abuse on the internet.
The 21-year-old has been targeted at social media last month following missing the decisive penalty in the UEFA Super Cup defeat.
Abraham issued a defiant response after the match, vowing to”silence the haters”, but has confessed his mommy was influenced by the misuse.
“I remember speaking to my mum, she was psychological, she had been in tears,” Abraham told CNN.
“You know, she’s only thinking:’Why him? Why him?’ It is definitely not wonderful to hear seeing your kid getting abused.
“For me, I am always a solid character, it will not impact me as much.
“But saying that, it may affect those who don’t possess my character. It turned out to be a moment for me personally, I went through a lot of feelings.
“Everyone misses penalties but to forget a penalty I was obviously devastated.”
Anti-racism organisation Kick It Out known for action to be taken against those responsible, although Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard described the abuse as”disgusting”.
Abraham has gone on to score four times from the Premier League and the England worldwide praised the help he received from Chelsea.
“Straight after, the boys, manager and everybody else at Chelsea needed my back,” he explained.
“The following day, [Lampard] phoned me to learn how I was.
“He did not need to go over the situation because he knew how I had been feeling, but only wanted to discover just how I was, be sure that I wasn’t diverted from soccer and my personal life was all right.
“It is wonderful to have that support behind you once you’re moving through times such as this.”

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