Monday, June 14, 2010


I've been wondering what that annoying buzzing sound is during every World Cup match.

Now I know.

From WaPo...
Acknowledging a rising tide of complaints about the deafening din of vuvuzelas during World Cup matches, Danny Jordaan, chief executive of the tournament's local organizing committee, warned Sunday that the plastic horns could be banned if fans don't show more respect in their bugling.

A ban on vuvuzelas was considered in the months leading up to the 2010 World Cup, but officials chose to allow them, with FIFA President Sepp Blatter arguing against efforts "to Europeanize" the first World Cup contested on African soil.

Vuvuzela supporters argue that the horn is a South African tradition, producing a unique sound that signifies pride in the nation's heritage and support for its national team. But a growing number of critics within the country argue that the vuvuzela has nothing to do with tradition and is simply an annoyance--one that, regrettably, has supplanted the genuine South African tradition of singing during soccer matches.

I'm all for tradition but it'd be fine with me if they were banned or ideally ESPN could hire some crack sound techs and devise a way to filter out the noise.

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