Frank Lampard speaks out about racist abuse aimed at Tammy Abraham

OFF LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 3 Getty Images – Getty Tammy Abraham received racist abuse on Twitter LATEST Frank Lampard said he was disgusted by the abuse sent to Tammy Abraham 3 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update AFP or licensors FAREWELL Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman 3 Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested New job on target Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ “Obviously Tammy is disappointed,” he said. “Who wouldn’t be? He’s more than disappointed, that’s probably the wrong word. I am particularly disgusted by the (one) so-called Chelsea fan.“To see the different ends of the spectrum of the evening: Tammy Abraham asked me to take the fifth penalty because he wanted to take it, wanted to stand up and be brave on a big night when the world is watching.“At the same time, within moments or hours afterwards, somebody sitting behind a keyboard or a phone has said the most disgusting things possible. A Chelsea spokesman described the posts as ‘abhorrent’, with the club promising the ‘strongest possible action’ if any of their fans are proven to be involved, while Kick It Out also condemned the actions.Lampard spoke about the incident in his press conference ahead of their match at home to Leicester on Sunday. Frank Lampard was disgusted with the racist abuse Tammy Abraham received following the Super Cup defeat to Liverpool.The striker saw his penalty saved in the shoot-out in Istanbul on Wednesday night and was targeted on Twitter. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January BIG PRESENTS UP TOP latest Getty Images – Getty “I don’t know how these platforms are allowed that you can do it. It is too easy to be done. Something needs to be done as well as people changing their mindsets completely.“That might not be easy with everybody but I am so angry for Tammy, angry for us as a club because that’s not what we are about.“The club does a lot of work against discrimination of all levels and it is a setback when these things happen.”Abraham came off the bench in the 2-2 draw with Liverpool having started the Premier League opener last Sunday – hitting the post in the 4-0 loss at Manchester United. What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers Lampard believes the 21-year-old has the right character to deal with the issues as he settles into life in the Chelsea first-team set-up following a succession of loans.“I have spoken with Tammy, he is a strong character,” added Lampard. “I love his character and he is infectious around the place.“He is a confident boy on the pitch, he wants to do well for this football club and he has an opportunity to do that this year. Tammy Abraham missed a penalty in the shootout against Liverpool deals Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:30Loaded: 10.91%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:30 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Joe Cole says Chelsea can build stability from the bottom like Man City“He is a great, great young lad and his football career is ahead of him, he has experienced something that is not right on all levels, it will be a test of his character that he doesn’t need but he has got great character.“I think Tammy is always desperate to score, that is one of the things I love about him.“He is hungry, he wants to score in training, in five-a-sides, in shooting practice – but he needs to be relaxed at the same time as that.”