Chelsea supporters launch campaign to rid club of racist, antisemitic abuse
Chelsea fans’ groups have joined forces to launch Chelsea Together in reaction to recent incidents, including a UEFA investigation into alleged antisemitic chanting.
Ten groups, including the Chelsea Supporters’ Trust and various media outlets which voice the fans’ views, launched the group on Friday, independent of the club and footballing authorities.
“We have come together, following recent unacceptable incidents including the use of the ‘Y-word’ and other racist language, to further very simple aims,” a statement from Chelsea Together read.
The group’s mission statement expresses “a desire to end all forms of discrimination in and around Chelsea Football Club”, adding “we all believe that all games should be open to all people of all backgrounds and all beliefs”.
The 10 groups are: Chelsea Supporters’ Trust, Chelsea Pride, We Are The Shed, The Chels podcast, Chelsea Fancast podcast, London Is Blue podcast, CFC Fan TV, We Ain’t Got No History website, The Podding Shed podcast and Chelsea In America.