Lingard hailed for his 7-word message to Tammy Abraham amid racial abuse

Tammy Abraham is consoled by his Chelsea teammates after missing a decisive penalty in Istanbul.

A friend in need is a friend indeed! This is what fans are saying after Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard penned down a seven-word message to Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham after penalty miss against Liverpool.

After showing a heavy masterclass against Liverpool in the Super Cup final in Istanbul, the Blues lost through penalty spot-kicks. The two English teams settled on a 1-1 draw in the regular time and 2-2 by the end of the extra time, forcing a call for penalties.

Jurgen Klopp’s men scored all their five penalties to lift the title after Liverpool keeper Adrian denied Abraham the last kick for Chelsea. This caused an uproar from a section of fans, who racially abused the 21-year-old on social media.

‘Kick It Out’ has issued a “call to action” to social media companies after the Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham was the victim of online racial abuse.

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Lingard was among the players who were touched with the plight of his compatriot and has sent him an encouraging message, a thing that triggered fans to applaud him for the brotherhood.

Check out some of the reaction to Lingard’s post;

Manchester United will travel to Wolves on Monday night while Tammy Abraham’s Chelsea will welcome Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.


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