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Football-mad musicians: music's obsession with the beautiful game
2. Dmitri Shostakovich
When it comes to downright football fanaticism, Dmitri Shostakovich was one of classical music's most avid. His love for Zenit Leningrad meant that he could often be found hollering from the terraces. He even qualified as a referee, and wrote a whole ballet, 'The Golden Age', about a Soviet football team that falls victim to match rigging and imprisonment.