Keep the Vuvuzelas!

Editor, It’s almost impossible to read a sports page in an international newspaper or publication without espying an article calling for a ban on the vuvuzela, a trumpet-like horn that is popular among the South African football fans. These people complain that the constant din is deafening and that they can’t enjoy the commentary as much as they should.
The sound of the continent. The South African Vuvuzela
The sound of the continent. The South African Vuvuzela

Editor,

It’s almost impossible to read a sports page in an international newspaper or publication without espying an article calling for a ban on the vuvuzela, a trumpet-like horn that is popular among the South African football fans.
These people complain that the constant din is deafening and that they can’t enjoy the commentary as much as they should.

I’m sorry but this is an African World Cup and I think that it is simply arrogant to assume that we shall lose some of our traditions for the sake of your delicate ears. I’ve watched every single game, bar one, and I cannot say that the drone is as annoying as they make it out to be.

It hasn’t taken any pleasure I get from a goal or somewhat lessened the dead feeling I get when the team I support concedes a goal.

Honestly, I believe that these constant whiners are simply frustrated that the whole World Cup exercise has gone off with barely a hitch. They expected to see droves of murdering, thieving rapists and racial tensions. But instead got singing, dancing and yes, the vuvuzela.

The mere fact that Danny Jordaan, the World Cup Local Organising Committee chief executive, is even thinking about banning the musical instrument is saddening. Thankfully the Fifa head, Sepp Blatter, has stated unequivocally that the vuvuzela is staying.

Lets be honest, its been a hit with the fans and has added even more colour to the already colourful competition. Now, if only an African nation made sure that the Cup stayed in Africa.

Sam Rwego
Kimihurura
  

 

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