England gets Bizet with football

May 26, 2000

Football fans should be encouraged to sing along to classical music during matches to cheer their team on, according to researchers from Sunderland University.

A study of more than 1,000 Sunderland football supporters reveals that 15 per cent of fans would like the pre-match entertainment to include excerpts from the classics. Prokofiev's Dance of the Knights and Bizet's Carmen are already used to boost the atmosphere.

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