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Tammy Abraham has been a victim of racial abuse this season after missing a penalty in the Super Cup final, and the 22-year-old has revealed that the England national team is ready to take out strong actions against racism.
Some England stars were subjected to racist treatment dished out in Montenegro earlier this year when both sides met, and Abraham claims England are prepared to walk off the pitch if any player is racially abused during the forthcoming European qualifiers in the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
During England’s 5-1 win over Montenegro in Podgorica, racist chanting was directed at several England players, including Danny Rose, and Abraham has now revealed what the squad plan to do this time around.
“We’ve had several meetings about it since we arrived and have touched base on how to deal with the situation,” said the Premier League’s top scorer.
“Harry Kane even said that if it happens, we speak to the player and if he’s not happy, we all come off together.
“Don’t isolate one person, we’re a whole team. If it happens to one of us, it happens to all of us.
“We did speak about the protocols. If we decide we want to stop the game, no matter what the score is, as a team we’ll decide together.
“For me personally, I think it’s just one strike because it gives people excuses.
“Once, twice, three times – it gives silly people excuses.”
UEFA’s rulebook states if a team walks off before the final whistle, they automatically forfeit the game 3-0, and Abraham has revealed that England are ready to damn the consequences.
Abraham added: “I think if that happens and we do decide to leave the field, obviously it’s serious.
“We’d just let the FA or whoever deal with whatever’s next, the scores or what happens with the points.
“We don’t stand for it and we want the world to see that we don’t stand for the silly abuse.”