Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says social media companies need to do more to stop players being targeted after racial abuse aimed at striker Tammy Abraham.
The 21-year-old suffered the abuse after missing the decisive penalty in the Uefa Super Cup shootout defeat by Liverpool on Wednesday.
Chelsea have already condemned the “abhorrent posts” aimed at Abraham.
“Tammy is more than disappointed. I am disgusted by a so-called Chelsea fan,” Lampard said.
“I don’t know how it’s allowed on the [social media] platforms. It’s too easy, so something needs to be done.
“I’m so angry for Tammy and angry for us as a club because that’s not what we’re about, the club does a lot of work against discrimination on all levels.
“It’s a setback when these things happens.
“I have spoken with Tammy, he is a strong character. He’s infectious, he is a great young man and his football career is ahead of him. It will be a test of his character that he shouldn’t need.”