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Tammy Abraham has revealed his mother was brought to tears after recent racial abuse was directed at her son on social media.

After having his penalty saved in the Super Cup last month against Liverpool, Abraham was quickly subject to racially-fueled attacks online.

While the 21-year-old did his best to ignore the abuse, he admits his mother has struggled seeing his son subject to such treatment.

“I remember speaking to my mum, she was emotional, she was in tears,” Abraham told CNN.

“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 people who don’t have my personality. It was a challenging moment for me, I went through a lot of emotions.”a

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