Chelsea want to combat anti-Semitism at Stamford Bridge by sending supporters on educational trips to Auschwitz instead of handing out bans.
Pockets of the Stamford Bridge crowd are known historically for their racist chants which are aimed at Tottenham Hotspur supporters, who are known for their large Jewish following.
In the past, many of us have witnessed Nazi salutes from the home end along with fans making gas noises in relation to the mass genocide Holocaust during World War II where some six million European Jews were murdered, equating to around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe.
Now, Chelsea’s owner Roman Abramovich is according to The Sun, the leading force behind the initiative where their club will give them the choice of education courses OR the loss of their season tickets, rather than handing down a banning order.
The report also claims that staggeringly, Chelsea will cover the cost for the fans to make the trip to Poland.
Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck said: “If you just ban people, you will never change their behaviour.
“Now we say ‘You did something wrong. You have the option. We can ban you or you can spend some time with our diversity officers, understanding what you did wrong’.
“It is hard to act when a group of 50 or 100 people are chanting. That’s virtually impossible to deal with or try to drag them out of the stadium.
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