Tammy Abraham has vowed to keep to take penalties for Chelsea – despite being targeted by vile racist abuse after his miss against Liverpool .

The striker’s saved effort handed the Super Cup to the Reds and gave trolls an excuse to bombard him with offensive tweets on social media.

One tweet directed at Abraham read: “Tammy Abraham f*** off back to the jungle you silly cotton picking dirt n***er.”

And another read: “F****** n*****”, alongside a video of the Ku Klux Klan lynching.

Anti-racism watchdog Kick It Out condemned the messages and said in a statement: “Such abuse is now increasingly predictable, but no less disgusting.



Abraham missed the crucial penalty

“We send our support to Tammy and reiterate our call for Twitter and other social media companies to clamp down on this level of abuse.

“This is a call to action – we want to know what they are going to do to tackle this insidious problem.”

Abraham was upset to have missed the decisive spot-kick but claimed it wouldn’t stop him from stepping up again.

He said: “I’ve scored a few. Unfortunately I missed one of the most important ones for Chelsea.

“They say the top players always miss penalties and it’s about how you react. I’ve just got to keep pushing myself.

“I’m always someone who believes in myself in penalties. I had a few last season and a few important ones. Unfortunately this was probably one of my most important ones I missed.



The Chelsea striker has vowed to carry on taking spot kicks

“It’s about how I react and just get my head up. The boys have made it feel like nothing has even happened. It’s a great bunch of boys now we’ve just got to focus on the game against Leicester .”

Blues boss Frank Lampard has backed Abraham while the club have given the youngster their full support.

“I told him not to worry,” Lampard said afterwards. “The fact that he’s confident and wants to step up to take the fifth penalty is pleasing to me.

“I’ve been there myself, anyone can miss a penalty, but what I want is the confidence of a young player to turn up and do that.

“It’s part and parcel of being a player at the top level, which is what Tammy now is. These moments come and we have to be supportive of him because that’s football.”