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New England Revolution to play Chelsea FC to highlight hate crimes worldwide

The game’s proceeds will be donated to 15 groups, including the Anti-Defamation League, the Jewish Agency for Israel, the World Jewish Congress and Community Security Trust.

A New England Revolution game on July 6, 2013, at Gillette Stadium. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
A New England Revolution game on July 6, 2013, at Gillette Stadium. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The New England Revolution and Chelsea FC soccer teams will play in a friendly match on Wednesday evening titled the “Final Whistle on Hate” to raise awareness about hate crimes worldwide, especially anti-Semitic ones.

The game’s proceeds will be donated to 15 groups, including the Anti-Defamation League, the Jewish Agency for Israel, the World Jewish Congress and Community Security Trust.

Additionally, Revolution owner Bob Kraft and Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will each give $1 million to back the mission.

Earlier this month, representatives from both clubs traveled to Poland to participate in the International March of the Living, held on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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