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Tammy Abraham was a victim of racist abuse on social media following his penalty miss in the UEFA Super Cup final against Liverpool.
Abraham stepped up to take the fifth penalty kick against the Reds after an end to end UEFA Super Cup final showpiece. Everyone had put their ball into the net, but Abraham couldn’t get his shot past Adrian who saved it with his feet.
Frank Lampard backed the young striker after that game and hailed his mental strength for wanting to take the fifth kick. And following the 1-1 draw with Leicester City on Sunday where Abraham was a second-half substitute, the 21-year-old has sent a strong message to those who tried to victimise him with their words.
“I think things happen in football,” Abraham told Sky Sports about the penalty miss.
“Unfortunately for me I was on the receiving end of it.
“I’m experienced, but I’ve had experiences of taking penalties under pressure and tucking them away, unfortunately for me, I missed.
“I got abuse, but I’m a positive guy. I don’t listen to the rubbish. I don’t bring people down, keep focused on me and keep going.”
“You want to silence the haters and do your business on the pitch,” he continued. “Let the football do the talking.”