Chelsea Football Club celebrated its 1st anniversary of the global campaign against antisemitism with UN Ambassadors from around the world. The delegation of 40 UN ambassadors, led by Israel's ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, have been visiting Israel for the past week.
During the festive event hosted by Chelsea FC, the UN Ambassadors visiting Israel were presented with the significant work that the Club has achieved in just one year, as well as the campaign’s future plans and activities for the upcoming year.
Chelsea FC has long been leading a global effort in the fight against racism. At the beginning of 2018, with personal support from Chelsea’s owner, Jewish businessman and philanthropist Roman Abramovich, the Club embarked on an international campaign – ‘Say No to Antisemitism.’ Throughout 2018, the team’s players and fans met with Holocaust survivors, visited concentration and extermination camps, and set out an official delegation joining the “March of the Living” through the Auschwitz and Birkenau Nazi camps on the Eve of Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The extensive campaign has significantly raised international awareness to the problem of antisemitism in sports. Ever since the inception of the campaign in January of last year, Chelsea has already harnessed leading government officials and organisations around the world – as well as fellow FCs and leading clubs from other sports.