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JFA chief seeks vuvuzela ban at World Cup

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Oh, poor babies -- they couldn't hear each other. Funny, but these trumpets don't sound much different from the constant din of noise sticks, horns, etc. that you hear at every Japanese volleyball match, or any Yomiuri Giants game. How come those are OK? (I know, rhetorical question.)

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Excuses, excuses and more excuses. Wish J soccer players could grow some stones and just play the game like men. That wouldn't appeal to the immature fan base though.

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Well if the horns make a "hee~~~" sound, I can see why this would affect the Japanese players.

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I'm gonna agree with the Japanese on this one after reading the story. It's one thing if it's a local match. But, a World Cup will be attended internationally and that s**t will just get annoying quickly. I spent good money to attend a WC match as a lifetime experience and would've been pis sed (Holland beat my favored Ireland, Orlando, Florida '94).

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So the J-team has an excuse in mind already for their early exit at next year's show piece, huh? Blame it on vuvuzela!

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Wow, I never heard the name vuvuzela before this article. I guess there would be an argurement if other teams also protested, but if it's just Japan, deal with it guys.

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Its not just Japan that hates the stupid things, I am glad someone has persisted in complaining about them. Its the last livivng brain cell that makes the the muppets in the crowd blow those things. hideous, noisy, boorish and completely unnecessary

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Here we go. We are not even into the World Cup year, and the JFA is already setting the stage by coming up with some rather original excuses for Japan's guaranteed choking on the biggest stage of them all.

The next step of course will be that the JFA will start complaining that other teams are using players who are better endowed with natural talents than the Japanese team.

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better endowed

for certain

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It's not just Japan who are complaining about this; players and coaches from Spain, Netherlands and others have also said that the noise of thousands of these things makes it difficult to play; and seeing as Spain are one of the favorites to win the tournament, it is unlikely to be an early excuse in their case. I've heard the sound one vuvuzela makes up close, and it is indescribably horrible. I would predict now that the television companies, who are essentially funding the major sporting events now, will insist on there being some control over them.

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Yea, nothing to see hear. Pretty much all the European broadcasters and an increasing number of FAs are in agreement that these things are a nightmare. Wouldn't be surprised if FIFA backs down on this one.

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Yea, nothing to see here (oops - must have been a vuvuzela distracting me).

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As a South African they annoy me too but the point is it is apart of the African soccer experience. It is like having the World Cup in England and telling them that no soccer hooligans are allowed in the stadium.

The whole point of moving the tournament around the world is to bring world class soccer to people that would not normally see and to for the host country to share their culture with the rest of the world. It is not like anyone is gaining an unfair advantage here because they cannot hear each other, they will all be in the same boat.

Watching the game on TV in Japan the constant droning noise get ignored by my brain pretty quickly and it did not detract from a really boring game.

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Listen to it here. (Not office friendly) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrYb9qtO8OQ

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...the constant din of noise sticks, horns, etc. that you hear at every Japanese volleyball match...

This very disturbing noise usually stops when the players...play.

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...like in tennis.

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I suppose then if the whole is just Japanese players creating excuses then they most have paid Dutch coach Bert Van Marwijk to say;

"The noisy vuvuzela trumpet-type instrument blown incessantly by fans during Confederations Cup matches should not be allowed in the stadiums, Dutch coach Bert Van Marwijk said."

They also must have paid Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso to say;

“I find these vuvuzelas annoying. They don’t contribute to the atmosphere in the stadium. They should put a ban on them.”

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here comes the japan bashers again. Have you ever heard a vuvuzela constantly drowning every possible communication among players and coaches not to mention TV commentaries as well? Its not only Japan complaining http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/africa/8154886.stm

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Vuvuzela blowers stay clear.

You've been warned.

Don't make me say it again.

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I've always hated these trumpets being blown at sports events, and thought those who blew them were morons. South Africans obviously have a high percentage of brainless people in their population. BAN THEM!

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i didn't know those things were called vuvuzela.............hahahahahaha

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