Tammy Abraham's girlfriend slams his racist trolls as 'the lowest of the low' as Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard lend their support and tell ......
Aug. 16, 2019
Tammy Abraham's girlfriend has hit out at the racist trolls who abused the Chelsea striker after he missed a penalty in the Super Cup shootout defeat by Liverpool.
Abraham was the target for horrific vitriol on social media after seeing his decisive effort saved in Chelsea's loss in Istanbul on Wednesday.
'You racist scum bags just know there is a special place in hell reserved for each and every single one of you', Leah Monroe wrote in a message on Instagram.
'The lowest of the low! I honestly pity you. You should feel so ashamed for yourselves. Absolutely disgusting!!!
'0 tolerance policy!! ANYONE who steps out of line will immediately be reported accordingly and blocked permanently!'
Manchester United stars and England team-mates Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard also joined in the condemnation with posts on Twitter.
Lingard wrote: 'Head up brother stand strong stand proud'.
Rashford added: 'Keep your head held high @tammyabraham we've all had them saved, that's football. We should be celebrating young English talent not this...'
Chelsea vowed to take 'the strongest possible action' against any supporter behind the racist abuse aimed at their striker.
A club spokesman said: 'We are disgusted with the abhorrent posts we have seen on social media. Chelsea FC finds all forms of discriminatory behaviour unacceptable
'It has no place at this club and where there is clear evidence of Chelsea season ticket holders or members involved in such behaviour, we will take the strongest possible action against them.'
They adopted a similar firm stance towards their own supporters after Manchester City and England star Raheem Sterling was abused at Stamford Bridge last December.
Chelsea announced the outcome of their own investigation last month and it ended with one supporter being given a permanent stadium ban while five others were banned for one to two years.