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Chelsea to educate rather than ban racist offenders - 4 months ago, 11 Oct 16:35

By: Ian Watson

Chelsea hope to educate and rehabilitate supporters found to have committed racist offences instead of simply issuing banning orders.

The Blues’ Jewish owner Roman Abramovich is at the forefront of the initiative, designed to combat anti-Semitism at the club.

Chelsea have embarked on two trips to the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz in the last six months, which had a profound effect on those staff members and supporters who had volunteered to attend.

There is no planned date to return to the Polish camp, but Chelsea are keen to continue the education at home.

The Blues plan an education programme and diversity training to rehabilitate offenders, who could also be shown a film launched by the club at the House of Commons this week.

“If you just ban people, you will never change their behaviour,” Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck told The Sun.

“This policy gives them the chance to realise what they have done, to make them ...
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