One of the major talking points of the 2010 World Cup, other than the dismal performances offered up by France and England and the underdog story of New Zealand, is the one and only Vuvuzela. Something that few football fans knew about before coverage of the tournament in South Africa started, the oversized horn is now on the lips of everyone, literally! But what do you make of the constant noise produced by the Vuvuzela? It sounds as though a swarm of bees is descending on the stadiums, but one prominent figure is looking to change this…
Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, is renowned for his eccentric behaviour and now he’s urging England fans to show their patriotism. Boris is calling for every England fan to show their support for Fabio Capello’s men through their playing of the Vuvuzela. He thinks that maybe we can’t beat the Vuvuzela but we can master the playing of it and the noises it creates. The Mayor of London is putting forward the idea that we play the theme tune from The Dam Busters on the Vuvuzela! He’s made his plea on his official Youtube channel:
He’s seems to be saying that if you can’t beat them join them, but maybe if England fans can show the way off the pitch their team will deliver the goods on the pitch against Slovenia on Wednesday. It certainly appears that the continuous drone produced by the Vuvuzelas at the start of the World Cup have become more tuneful as the tournament has progressed, and maybe England’s form can follow the same pattern. We can only live in hope.
It’s easy for you to show your support for Boris’ World Cup campaign. He’s been Tweeting Football FanCast as he looks to get support from England fans across the country, and all you need to do is re-tweet his plea at: http://twitter.com/MayorOfLondon/status/16471855455 – so what are you waiting for? Get tweeting!