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World Cup organiser mulls vuvuzela ban (AFP) – 1 hour ago

JOHANNESBURG — World Cup organising committee head Danny Jordaan on Sunday did not rule out banning vuvuzelas, the noisy plastic trumpets which have proved a hit with fans in South Africa but threaten to deafen players and viewers alike.

Criticism of the vuvuzelas has been almost as loud as the instruments themselves with broadcasting companies complaining the din is almost drowning out commentary.

"We've tried to get some order," said Jordaan.

"We have asked for no vuvuzelas during national anthems or during stadium announcements. I know it's a difficult question," he added, saying that "we're trying to manage the best we can.

"We heard from the broadcasters and individuals and it's something we are evaluating on an on-going base.

Jordaan told the BBC in an interview that he had to consider the option of banning the trumpets.

"If there are grounds to do so, yes," he said, asked if a ban was an option.

France captain Patrice Evra said the incessant noise was a factor in his side's poor display in their draw with Uruguay.

According to Evra: "We can't sleep at night because of the vuvuzelas. People start playing them from 6 a.m. We can't hear one another out on the pitch because of them," the Frenchman added.

Jordaan said: "I would prefer singing" and called on fans to chant instead.

"In the days of the struggle (against apartheid) we were singing, all through our history. It's our ability to sing that inspired and drove the emotions."

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I'd like to think we'll be issuing a comb and some tracing paper to spectators during the 2012 olympics.

Let's keep things British.

And some spoons.

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I quite fancy one to annoy the neighbours, but to be honest I wouldn't know where to look to buy one.... well eBay I suppose :rolleyes:

Don`t bother buying one, just turn the TV volume up a bit during a match.

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Don`t bother buying one, just turn the TV volume up a bit during a match.

yeah, and record it on the ipod....then amplify and repeat in the car...yeah!

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Funnily enough, there is already an app for a virtual vuvuzela... My better half has it on his iphone and is annoying me with it.

its annoying me just thinking about what he's doing to you.

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Jordaan said: "I would prefer singing" and called on fans to chant instead.

"In the days of the struggle (against apartheid) we were singing, all through our history. It's our ability to sing that inspired and drove the emotions."

Footie fans singing?

I'd rather they took up the bag pipes!

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Wow! I hadn't heard these in action before, but I turned on the TV for a quick listen a while ago. It was like being trapped in a beehive.

Watched my first match yesterday (Germany vs Australia) and it brought back horrible memories of a big black cloud of highland midges hovering outside my tent in the morning.

Would be great to go among the crowd all blowing a vuvuzela and drown them all out with a tuba or a set of bagpipes blown tunelessly. You never know. You might start an arms race,

In defence of the vuvuzela

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Watched my first match yesterday (Germany vs Australia) and it brought back horrible memories of a big black cloud of highland midges hovering outside my tent in the morning.

Would be great to go among the crowd all blowing a vuvuzela and drown them all out with a tuba or a set of bagpipes blown tunelessly. You never know. You might start an arms race,

In defence of the vuvuzela

I've always thought that if they'd filled Hampden Park with bagpipes players in the days when England used to play Scotland, England would never have stood a chance, they'd have been both deafened and intimidated.

That horrible drone capped off by the wailing high notes - 30 of them is enough to drive you mad, imagine 30,000.

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I've always thought that if they'd filled Hampden Park with bagpipes players in the days when England used to play Scotland, England would never have stood a chance, they'd have been both deafened and intimidated.

That horrible drone capped off by the wailing high notes - 30 of them is enough to drive you mad, imagine 30,000.

And that's why it's an instrument of war :)

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