The former Chelsea captain traveled to the United States for the Final Whistle on Hate match, as he shared his views on this special campaign.
English Premier League side Chelsea traveled to the United States to play against the New England Revolution in the Final Whistle on Hate match.
The event was played to highlight the fight against antisemitism and all forms of discrimination.
“Chelsea, from the ownership to the boardroom to the young players who came here, underpins and supports the concept in this way, and I have not seen any other club do that,” former club captain Paul Elliott told the club’s official website.
“It is utilizing its global brand and its global fanbase for change and I think that is so powerful. The commitment over the last two or three years by everybody at Chelsea has been outstanding and really makes a positive contribution.”
He explained: “I am here to support the football club and to support the excellent work that they are doing that dovetails with the work I do in my current role at the Football Association, as the chair of the FA Inclusion Advisory Board.”
“This visit has given me a tremendous insight because as they say, you never stop learning, and listening to the speakers and how powerful and how passionate they were, it has endorsed everything I thought about antisemitism, racism, homophobia, xenophobia.”
“Strong leadership is so important and Chelsea have that in Roman Abramovich as the owner and Bruce Buck as the chair and all the people that surround them. That is at the top level, but there is also education and the players, the role models,” he concluded.