Tammy Abraham: England will walk off pitch should any racism occur

Chelsea and England forward Tammy Abraham has revealed that the Three Lions will walk off the pitch should they feel it be necessary if any racism takes place in their upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Czech Republic.

It's been a regular occurrence this season, with even Abraham suffering racist abuse in Chelsea penalty shootout defeat to Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup back in August.

Abraham, 22, spoke on the situation and revealed what captain Harry Kane has in store should any incidents occur: "We've touched base on how to deal with the situation. Harry Kane even said that if it happens and we're not happy with it, we speak to the player and if he's not happy, we all come off the pitch together.

"It's a team thing. Don't isolate one person, we're a whole team. If it happens to one of us, it happens to all of us," Abraham continued after getting his first call-up to the England senior side.

"We did speak about that. Harry Kane did ask the question about instead of going through the three steps, if we decide that we want to stop the game and we want to stop the game – no matter what the score is – if we're not happy with it, as a team we'll decide whether or not to stay on the pitch."

After being racially abused online after missing the decisive penalty in August against Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup, the Chelsea forward believed he handled it well.

"I think I dealt with it in the best way possible. I just stayed away from Twitter and all social media, I just spent time with my team-mates and my family. Everyone saw it, everyone was aware of what was happening."

Racism shouldn't be happening anywhere, and now England will be looking to focus on their football to secure their spot in the European Championships next summer.

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