Okay. I admit. It sucks massive balls. The vuvuzela is the new ‘thing’ at this world cup.
It sounds like a thousand flies feasting on an Ethiopian child.
According to SouthAfrica.info it is “SA football’s beautiful noise” which is much like saying the sound of glass being smashed into people’s faces is English football’s beautiful noise.
Teh clpwn has words on this matter. Their gaff, their rules. And so say I.
Because as much as I may loathe and detest the racket, I am massively cheered by how much it’s winding some other people up.
But the depressing corollary is this:
Two points here:
2) As Sepp Blatter pointed out earlier on twatter, “Would you want to see a ban on the fan traditions in your country?”
Now, that’s problematic because it could be hugely tempting to pursue a ban on England flags, beer bellies, football shirts, air horns and such-like. But that’s because I harbour latent antipathy to football and the culture that surrounds it in England.
Enthusiatic England fans, though, should consider Blatter’s question carefully.
In the meantime, moaners should feel free to invest in ear-plugs. Their complaining is drowning out the sound of the vuvuzelas.
UPDATE: Even the Daily Mail sees the sense in my suggestions.
South African shopkeepers have reported a boom in earplug sales as visiting fans try to avoid the noise at matches.
Meanwhile, help could be at hand for TV viewers put off by the constant droning – an internet download promises to eliminate the sound from broadcasts.
The website, antivuvuzelafilter.com, says: ‘This is your chance to enjoy the FIFA World Cup 2010 WITHOUT the annoying vuvuzela noise!
‘Get rid of the vuvuzela noise through active noise cancellation.’
Well blow me down with a jungle trumpet.