Unfortunately, it seems as though the (admittedly dour) football at this summer’s World Cup has been overshadowed by the vuvuzela. This previously unknown word has nestled itself snugly into the English lexicon, similar to the way in which ‘metatarsal’ entered the vernacular earlier on in the decade. The scourge of players, fans and coaches alike, the vuvuzela, which can register deafening noise levels of 130 decibels, has become a particularly contentious issue over the last few days and looks set to become a domestic problem.
Yesterday, one English bookmaker started taking bets on which Premier League club would be the first to start selling branded versions of the horn. With South African tournament organisers encouraging fans to take vuvuzelas back home with them, coupled with the fact that the Premier League have stated that “nothing in our rules specifically prohibits musical instruments from being brought into grounds as these matters are dealt with at a club level”, it appears as though the end of the World Cup may not spell for the vuvuzela.
I was on Sky News discussing the vuvuzela and its impact at the World Cup.
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