Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Power of Television

According to BBC (and of course, some others) FIFA President Sepp Blatter said he is aware that vuvuzelas has drawn complaints from European television stations. FIFA President said broadcasters wanted it banned at this tournament (2009 Conf Cup) and next year's World Cup in South Africa.

"Blatter said football's governing body would discuss the matter with the organisers."

Full article can be read from here.

Income from TV is an important part of football today and if major broadcasting companies push this further, I'm sure that FIFA will have to take necessary actions against it or at least they will try to reduce the noise. (They might even invent something to filter out this noise from broadcasts. Sure!)

Well, I don't like banning things (like torches) but vuvuzela is different, you know what i mean...