Anti-Semitic Chelsea fans to be educated
The initiative comes directly from 'Blues' owner Roman Abramovich, who is Jewish himself.
Club chairman, Bruce Buck, explained the decision in an interview with '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'.
"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."
If fans do not take up the educational courses, they will risk losing their Stamford Bridge season tickets.