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Chelsea news: Chelsea vow to take 'strongest possible action' after Tammy Abraham racist abuse

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Chelsea vow to take 'strongest possible action' against fans who racially abused Tammy Abraham on social media after penalty miss against Liverpool in Super Cup finalKick It Out reported Tammy Abraham was racially abused after the final whistleThey have urged for social media platforms to 'tackle this insidious problem'Abraham missed the decisive spot-kick during the penalty shootout in Istanbul Chelsea are 'disgusted' and say they will take the 'strongest possible action'

Chelsea have vowed to take 'the strongest possible action' against any supporter behind the racist abuse aimed at Tammy Abraham online following their European Super Cup defeat. 

Abraham was the target for horrific vitriol on social media after seeing his decisive effort saved in Chelsea's penalty shootout loss to Liverpool on Wednesday.

A Chelsea spokesman said: 'We are disgusted with the abhorrent posts we have seen on social media. Chelsea FC finds all forms of discriminatory behaviour unacceptable.

Tammy Abraham was racially abused on social media following Chelsea's UEFA Super Cup loss

Abraham headed back to London with his Chelsea team-mates on Thursday after the game

The Chelsea striker missed the crucial penalty in the shootout which handed Liverpool the win

'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.'

Chelsea 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. 

Meanwhile, European competition will follow the Premier League's lead and use VAR only in 'blatant' cases of goalkeepers being off the line at penalties, according to UEFA.

Chelsea fans have questioned the system after Liverpool keeper Adrian was photographed off his line when he saved Abraham's penalty.

UEFA referees chief Roberto Rosetti said that officials will be trusted to rule on encroachment and that replays will only be called for if the offence appears obvious.

Abraham has impressed after being called into the the Blues first-team under Frank Lampard

Watford striker Troy Deeney has recently spoken out against the way social media deals with racial abuse after reporting 60 instances, but was left frustrated by a lack of serious response

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