What’s plastic, a metre long, brightly coloured and sounds like an elephant? It’s the vuvuzela, the noise-making trumpet of South African football fans, and it’s come to symbolise the sport in the country. [Link]
Despite the many calls mostly from players to ban this freaking annoying machine, organizers are instead defending it.
Van Persie, a dutch player, didn’t hear the referee calling an offside today cause of the horns.
“Look at them (vuvuzelas) as part of our culture in South Africa to celebrate the 2010 FIFA World Cup. As our guests please embrace our culture, please embrace the way we celebrate,” said Mkhondo. [Eurosport]
That quote is so touching i almost dropped a tear. Embracing sport by making the most annoying noise ever and damaging players’ and viewers’ hearing. Very Original!
I suggest the country hosting the next world cup to embrace chainsaws as their sport symbol and distribute them to everyone in the stadium, or even better grant the refereers vuvuzela-like whistles so that they keep the 2010 South Africa World Cup memories alive.
Morale of the story: World cups should only be organized in Europe.
Motherfucker is wearing two Hublot watches!
I was right!
ps: I meant motherfucker in a good way cuz he’s cool, i like him.
World cups should only be organized in Europe?
That’s the morale of the story??
Come to think of it, in the 1986 WC, Mexico made the wave famous. Now that is taking a piece of the local culture. The vuvuzelas sadly is not! It is torture! I am watching the games on mute.
While I respect South Africa’s national culture, I cannot respect the fact that they are subjecting all of the players and the world to something that obnoxious! I’m quite sure a lot of matches would have turned out differently were it not for the vuvuzela!
Y the fuss?? I like the vuvuzela, and you should get to know more what the vuvuzela represents to the South Africans. If you dont want to experience different cultures than lets FIFA organize the WC in one country till the end of life.
Whatever man! What does the vuvuzela mean to the South Africans?? khabberne ..
There’s something related to cultures which we all respect but there’s common sense too. This hearing-damaging device is unacceptable and annoying. It is one thing to have few vuvuzelas and another to spread it around.
I still am annoyed by every game i watch because of this stupid thing.