The opening of Four Four Jew — the exhibition celebrating the Jewish contribution to football — attracted a full house to the Jewish Museum this week.
Such was the crowd that ex-Arsenal and Football Association luminary David Dein observed that had he known, he would have installed a turnstile.
Mr Dein has contributed as an exhibit his teenage diary from 1958, the year of the Munich air disaster. He also brought along Arsenal boss Arsenal Wenger, who said he well understood the passion of Jews for football. He also revealed that he had grown up around a “strong Jewish community in Strasbourg”.
Also present were former FA chairman David Bernstein and former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier.
The exhibition runs until February