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Chelsea star's mother wept over racial abuse of her son

(CNN)Tammy Abraham had barely left the pitch and the racist abuse had started on social media.The Chelsea striker, having just seen his decisive penalty saved in the Super Cup final shootout against Liverpool in August, went back into the changing room and opened his phone to be faced by a stream of vile comments.It's an incident that is just one of a growing number that have affected high-profile black footballers this year."I remember speaking to my mum, she was emotional, she was in tears," Abraham recalls. "You know, she's just thinking: 'Why him? Why him?' It's obviously not nice to hear, especially seeing your son getting abused. "For me, I'm always a strong character, it doesn't affect me as much. But saying that, it could affect pe ...