Racist Attackers of Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham were forced to settle for the lyrics of Tracy Chapman “Sorry” on Saturday after he netted a brace to hand the Blues their first season victory.
The Nigerian born former England Junior international was subject of racial abuse after he missed a penalty in the Super Cup the only one to miss a penalty in the encounter that saw Liverpool run away with a 5-4 victory.
The twitter abusers could not control their emotions and threw all manner of hateful words at the 21 year old who only recently returned to full action for Chelsea after loan deals to Bristol City, Swansea and Aston Villa respectively.
Saturday’s victory was not only comforting for Abraham but also for Frank Lampard who has received knocks from some quarters following the team’s back to back defeats to Manchester United and Liverpool prior to Saturday’s triumph, Lampard’s first victory as Chelsea manager.
Abraham had opened scoring for Chelsea away to Norwich City in the third minute of the game after a timely assistance from César Azpilicueta.
The Lead however lasted for only three minutes before Todd Cantwell equalized for Norwich City.
M Mount gave Blues their second goal with Norwich City again cancelling out in the 30th minute.
It was however Abraham’s 68th minute goal that put the game out of the reach of homers Norwich City as Chelsea from then on refused to shift ground and maintained the lead till the end.
Abraham’s impressive run on Saturday will no doubt tickle the fancy of Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr who has an eye on players with Nigerian connection doing well in their clubs.
Abraham who has two caps for the Three Lions in friendly games only recently revealed that he has not ruled out the possibility of playing for the Nigerian national team.