Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has said his mother was in tears after he received racist abuse on social media following the UEFA Super Cup final.
Abraham, 21, missed the decisive penalty in the shootout to see Liverpool win the trophy and the striker was racially abused online.
“I remember speaking to my mum, she was emotional, she was in tears,” Abraham said in an interview with CNN.
“She was just thinking, ‘Why him.’ It’s obviously not nice, seeing your son getting abused.
“For me, I am a strong character, it doesn’t affect me as much, but it could affect people who don’t have my personality.”Manchester United players Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford have also suffered racist abuse online after missed penalties this season.