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Chelsea’s antisemitism video is a powerful reminder to their supporters

Chelsea and antisemitism

Chelsea have taken a hard line on their fans and antisemitism.

Only days after the racist abuse allegedly hurled at Raheem Sterling, their fans were in the news once again.

A section of fans were caught singing antisemitic chants during their Europa League game against Vidi, and the club were swift to react.

It came only days after the club paired up with Kick It Out, to create a video on antisemitic abuse.

The club have made their feelings very clear, and have worked hard in the past to try and not only eradicate it, but also to educate their supporters.

Chelsea and racism

The Blues have also faced accusations of racism in the past week.

The fans who abused Raheem Sterling have rightly been condemned by the club.

It’s going to be yet another smack in the face for the board and of course the owner.

Roman Abramovich is Jewish and the fact some of their fans have sung songs abusing Jewish people will be a huge disappointment to him.

The club are thought to be furious with the fans, and it’s yet again terrible press for them as well.

Chelsea have taken the view that education is the way forward, with the club trying to teach fans why antisemitism is so wrong – rather than banning them outright.

Instead of bans, the club suggested visits to the site of Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. 

After this latest controversy, it remains to be seen what the club will do next and how much more Abramovich is willing to take.

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