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Chelsea To Send Racist Fans On Educational Trip To Auschwitz

Chelsea To Send Racist Fans On Educational Trip To Auschwitz

Chelsea have announced intriguing plans to tackle the racist behaviour of some of their fans by sending them on educational trips to Auschwitz concentration camp.

Blues owner Roman Abramovich who is Jewish, is spearheading the new scheme, with the club having previously criticised some fans behaviour for singing anti-semitic chants.

Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck explained to The Sun that the new initiative gives fans the chance to change their behaviour:

If you just ban people, you will never change their behaviour. This policy gives them the chance to realise what they have done, to make them want to behave better.

In the past we would take them from the crowd and ban them, for up to three years. 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. But if we have individuals that we can identify, we can act.

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H/T: The Sun

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