There’s lots of talk about the use of the Vuvuzela at the South African World Cup soccer (football) games this year. Lots of people are complaining about the noise.
I actually attempted to watch a few minutes of the game the other day but after 2 or 3 minutes of constant buzzing, i just shut the TV off. I couldn’t take it. I can’t imagine what the players on the field must be dealing with. People have said the decibel level is about that of a chainsaw. Imagine playing soccer next to a chainsaw for a few hours!
Many people have asked for the instrument to be banned from the games, but the people in charge of the event have given an unequivocal “NO”. They say it’s part of their culture. I suppose that’s all good and fine, but i think they’re missing the bigger picture. What are the chances that anyone will ever want to host a major sporting event in South Africa again? Pretty much nil. So i guess they’d better enjoy it while they can because this is all they’re going to get.