The striker got here on instead and stepped as much as take the fifth penalty, however his effort was saved by goalkeeper Adrian and Abraham was subsequently focused with racist abuse on social media from Chelsea followers.
The membership condemned the posts, promising the ‘strongest possible action’, and Lampard echoed that sentiment whereas backing Abraham to return out of the scenario even stronger.
‘I’ve spoken with Tammy and he’s a powerful character. I really like his character, he’s infectious across the place,’ mentioned Lampard at Friday’s pre-match press convention earlier than going through Leicester City on Sunday.
‘He’s a assured boy on the pitch, needs to do rather well for this soccer membership and he has a chance to do this this yr. So he’s an incredible, nice younger man and his soccer profession is forward of him.
‘He’s skilled one thing there that isn’t proper on all ranges and will probably be a check of his character that he shouldn’t want, however he’s bought nice character.’
He continued: ‘Obviously Tammy is disappointed, who wouldn’t be? Greater than dissatisfied, that’s in all probability the mistaken phrase.
‘I am particularly disgusted by a so-called Chelsea fan. I think it’s very fascinating to see the completely different ends of the spectrum. Tammy requested me to take the fifth penalty as a result of he needed to take it, needed to face up, needed to be courageous on a giant evening when the world was watching.
‘And on the similar time, inside moments afterwards, anyone sitting behind a keyboard or a cellphone has mentioned probably the most disgusting issues attainable you may say.
‘So I don’t know the way these platforms permit it, it’s too simple to be carried out, so one thing must be carried out in addition to clearly folks altering their mindsets utterly.
‘That might not be easy with everybody, but I’m so indignant for Tammy and so indignant for us as a membership as a result of that’s not what we’re about. The membership does a whole lot of work towards discrimination in any respect ranges and it’s a setback when these items occur.’
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