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Sports world moves to muzzle the vuvuzela

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Vuvuzelas banned at Wimbledon? Man, that would've been entertaining. Serena Williams getting ready to serve, then "BRRRRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrr!"

but Arsenal said using the horns was not against the rules at Emirates Stadium in north London—however, it added that it reserved the right to take any action required to safeguard the fans’ enjoyment of the game.

Might as well let the Gooners use the vuvuzelas, hardly any atmosphere at the Emirates anyways!

I kid, I kid... :-p

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I wish the Japanese stations would do the same as Canal+.

These plastic horns of poverty are ruining the games.

Vuvuzelas banned at Wimbledon? Man, that would've been entertaining. Serena Williams getting ready to serve, then "BRRRRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrr!"

This just made my day :)

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A French cable TV channel, Canal+, is already offering vuvuzela-free broadcasts to subscribers, using frequency-splitting technology to block out the trumpets’ buzz while letting other sounds through.

I wondered why TV stations weren't doing this - it's hardly a hi-tec solution, more like basic sound engineering.

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I hate them! I'd imagine those using them are not the real soccer fans - how can you call out encouragement to your team - or even sledge the opponents - when you are blowing into a gimmicky plastic horn all game?

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I hate them! I'd imagine those using them are not the real soccer fans - how can you call out encouragement to your team - or even sledge the opponents - when you are blowing into a gimmicky plastic horn all game?

I second this. They're so monotone. If they were real fans, surely there would be an increase in volume or whatever when there was a goal or something exciting. But there isn't.

SA should say goodbye to holding a World Cup ever again. This one has to be the worst ever- people were complaining on the FIRST DAY for Christs sake!

SA's attitude has been pathetic, "it's our culture to blow these childish plastic toys", yeah, well football is an even larger part of some countries culture and you're just spoiling it, just because you're hosting it doesn't make it just YOUR event.

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I hate those damn horns. You can't even hear the match-ending whistle...

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it's hardly a hi-tec solution, more like basic sound engineering.

One article I read said it was actually a tricky thing to do because the vuvuzela produces a sound in the same range of human speech so if you try to block it out, you also block out the voices of the broadcasters. That might not be a bad thing either.

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Can they ban a vuvuzela party outside of the All-England club? I see that happening...but only if the English can muster the wind to make one of those things sound off!

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Try taking them to a golf tournament! hahaha.

Seriously, they are ridiculous. I could see if maybe a few are being blown here and there, but it's seriously annoying, and if you try to watch the games in stereo sound your neighbours are likely to call pest control fearing an attack of 'killer bees'.

I actually saw there's a vuvuzela app for iPhone! haha. No thanks.

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One article I read said it was actually a tricky thing to do because the vuvuzela produces a sound in the same range of human speech so if you try to block it out, you also block out the voices of the broadcasters. That might not be a bad thing either.

But they're coming through from different lines - surely they can block the vuvuzela frequencies from the stadium mikes but leave the commentators' mikes untounched?

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I prefer Vuvuzelas instead of any drunken and rascistic fan in the stadion... And there's a lot of them.

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"It's a beautiful instrument"

Beauty is indeed in the eyes of the beholder.

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