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Out of the Blue

Thanks to everyone who clarified that the horrible background noise during the World Cup games is unrelated to the tournament or the sport, but rather comes from horns called vuvuzelas, which are apparently a very popular noise-maker at sporting events in South Africa. There's a little hope, as this article (thanks ColoradoHoudini) says there is talk of banning them because of how irritating folks find them, with the captain of the French team saying it's actually hard to sleep because the vuvuzela playing begins at 6:00 am.

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4. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 13, 2010, 17:53 Golwar
 
We won't foce you to love football as much as we do Hump.
I for one quite enjoyed what our german team delivered today.

About the Vuvuzelas - a filter on tv won't be enough. The usual stadium atmosphere still would be lost and this takes a huge part from the joy.
And with all this noise the players on the field have troubles to communicate, which is a disadvantage for the game.

The FIFA should have listened to the criticism from the Confed Cup last year. But alas, the douche named Josef Blatter always knows it better.
 
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