Lampard Reacts After Shameful Fans Racially Abuse Kurt Zouma Following 2-2 Draw Against Sheffield United

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Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma was subject to racial abuse after scoring an own goal against Sheffield United on Saturday.

Zouma’s late own goal sealed an away draw for Sheffield United, after the Blues led 2-0 at halftime.

Zouma was subjected to racial abuse online after his own goal against Sheffield United and Chelsea boss Frank Lampard insists social media companies aren’t doing enough.

“We have to look at social media and the platforms and give them some accountability, to actually have people registered who can be chased down for it,” Lampard said.

“I think it’s simple. Until we get to that, however horrible the conversation is, we are all going to get tired talking about it because if there’s no culpability then anyone can say anything to anyone.

“I don’t care if it’s racism, it could be homophobia, sexism -– if we allow it then it’s out there and it has to be dealt with.”

This isn’t the first time a Chelsea player has been racially abused this season. Earlier this month, Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham was racially abused after his penalty miss against Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup.

“The social media companies, are they ever going to stop someone casually putting up what someone did against Tammy? That’s their responsibility,” Lampard said.

Following the racial abuse on Zouma on Saturday, Lampard said he is hoping to meet with representatives of social media companies to further discuss his concerns.

“I think we have plans [to meet with companies]. Everyone knows where we want to go with it and not just with our players, any player.”

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