Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Ban the Vuvuzela!

I am trying to watch FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009 these days but some noise makes me sick and I can not even enjoy the game itself.

When I googled it, I've learnt that this thing is called as vuvuzela and is used by South African Soccer Fans. Below is the definition of vuvuzela taken from Wikipedia.

"A vuvuzela, sometimes called a 'lepatata' (its Setswana name) or a stadium horn, is an air horn, approximately one metre in length, commonly blown by fans at soccer matches in South Africa. The origin of the name is disputed; it may originate from the Zulu for "making noise", or from the "vuvu" sound it makes, or from township slang related to the word for "shower"."

Here is a picture of vuvuzelas,

For those who haven't heard what kind of noise this thing makes, watch (just listen actually) this video,

or this one,

and hear it yourselves.

It is so late to take an action or raise concerns for ongoing FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009, but we can raise our concerns and let FIFA know this thing called "vuvuzela" takes all the enjoyment of the game and should be banned during 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.

Just vote! Thanks.