The New England Revolution and Chelsea FC will play a charity match for the “Final Whistle on Hate” at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday, May 15. Kicking off at 8:00 p.m. ET, the match will be played against a backdrop of ongoing antisemitism and discrimination around the world with all proceeds from the match being dedicated to initiatives to combat antisemitism and all hate crimes.
The initial idea for the match was developed by club owners Roman Abramovich and Robert Kraft in light of a global rise in antisemitic activity. Tickets for the “Final Whistle on Hate” will go on sale to the public on Friday, March 15.
Chelsea and the Revolution have teamed up to highlight the ongoing rise of hate crimes around the world and are working together to harness the power of sport in bringing people together to tackle hate and prejudice in all its forms.
The match’s primary beneficiaries will include the World Jewish Congress, the Tree of Life synagogue, the Anti-Defamation League, and the Holocaust Educational Trust. Representatives from these and other anti-discrimination organizations will be invited to attend the game, while Abramovich and Kraft will also each donate $1 million in support of the cause, with further initiatives to combat antisemitism to be announced closer to the game.