World Cup May Silence Annoying Horns

Organizers weigh ban on vuvuzelas
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 13, 2010 3:20 PM CDT

(Newser) – The nonstop drone of plastic horns has been the soundtrack of the World Cup so far, on and off the field, and they're so annoying that FIFA is considering a ban. It can't come soon enough for some. "We can't sleep at night because of the vuvuzelas." the French captain tells the BBC. "We can't hear one another out on the pitch because of them."

The cacophony isn't exactly music to the ears of the head of the organizing committee, which has already threatened to keep the omnipresent vuvuzelas out if any are thrown onto the pitch or used violently, reports the Guardian. "I would prefer singing," Danny Jordaan acknowledges. "It's always been a great generator of a wonderful atmosphere in stadiums and I would try to encourage them to sing."

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