Chelsea are planning on sending racist fans on trips to Nazi Concentration camp, Auschwit, instead of banning them from the stadium.
It is believed that Roman Abramovich, who is a Jewish, is behind the move, which was designed to fight antisemitism amongst sections of the fans.
Chelsea Chairman, Bruce Buck told the Sun:
“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.’”
Chelsea publicly criticised a number of their own fans for antisemitic chanting against rivals Tottenham in September 2017.
Buck added: “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.”
In September 2017, a portion of Chelsea chanted antisemitic slurs at Tottenham players and fans in a Premier League game.