Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Blow your own Vuvuzela and never lose your breath

"I don't see banning the music traditions of fans in their own country. Would you want to see a ban on the fan traditions in your country?" -- FIFA President Sepp Blather weighing in on the great vuvuzela debate.

They are perhaps one of the most talked about of items at this years World Cup celebrations in South Africa, the loud buzzing noise on your television set daily that is causing no shortage of opinion and in some cases angst.

The Vuvuzela's those horns that drive some to distraction and others to helpful excuses for poor on field performance are quickly becoming the number one topic of these matches. They are a noise that have driven the BBC to the point of surrender, suggesting that they may soon hit the mute,or at least the filter button when games are broadcast, this after a large number of complaints from viewers over the buzzing.

In South Africa however a call for the banning of them from the stadiums was rejected by FIFA with Sepp Blather explaining that he wasn't going to tell South Africans how to behave or deny them the use of a tradition.

It is an opinion shared by more than a few that are watching and enjoying the gathering of celebrating Africans.

Eager to cash in on all the attention the companies that manufacture the vuvzela's are rushing more onto the shelves, though they promise perhaps a quieter more gentle version may soon be available.

So if you can't beat them, the best you can do is join them.

Here's your opportunity to blow your very own Vuvuzela, if you wish to share it with your friends click here

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