Chelsea to continue fight against anti-Semitism with Auschwitz visit

Chelsea will raise awareness of the Holocaust and anti-Semitism by visiting Nazi concentration camps next month.
For the second year in a row, delegates of the Stamford Bridge club will join the annual March of the Living - but this time they will link up with New England Revolution counterparts.
Chelsea will face the Major League Soccer team at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough on May 15, in a friendly match designed to raise funds for charities fighting anti-Semitism and raising awareness of the Holocaust.
It comes after a string of unsavoury incidents in recent weeks that have embroiled the club off the pitch in recent weeks. 
Former Chelsea manager Avram Grant, club director Eugene Tenenbaum, chief executive Guy Laurence and club ambassador Steve Redgrave will join the walk from Auschwitz to Birkenau in Poland on May 2.
'Chelsea is honoured to participate in the March of the Living for the second year in a row,' said Tenenbaum.
'We started this initiative to raise awareness of and tackle anti-Semitism in all its forms more than a year ago and sharing this experience of paying our respects to the millions of Jews who lost their lives in the Holocaust with members of the New England Revolution goes a long way in spreading the message of unity and tolerance.'
The March of the Living will bring together an expected 10,000 people to march from Auschwitz to Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration camp complex built during the Second World War.
Chelsea and New England will donate 1million each in support of the World Jewish Congress, the Tree of Life synagogue, the Anti-Defamation League and the Holocaust Educational Trust amid the funds raised around their friendly meeting in Massachusetts.
Chelsea also continue to run their Say No to Anti-Semitism campaign, recently holding a fund-raising dinner at Stamford Bridge for the International War Museums' new Second World War and Holocaust galleries.
As recently as December, Chelsea condemned a minority of their own fans who sang an anti-Semitic chant during the 2-2 draw with Hungarian side Vidi. Chairman Bruce Buck called them 'brainless'.
The Blues were already under scrutiny for abuse aimed at Raheem Sterling at Stamford Bridge.
Last week Chelsea were forced to condemn their own fans again when some were caught on film singing that Mohamed Salah was a 'bomber'.
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