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World Cup fans have their say on vuvuzela

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“I won’t dwell too much on what outsiders think about vuvuzelas,” says South Africa organizing committee spokesman Rich Mkhondo. “I won’t dwell too much on what the feelings of the spectators are.”

Well, since the organizing committee spokesperson doesn't care what 'outsiders' think, I guess we know which country should never host a world event again, don't we? And since the money comes in part from the spectators and 'outsiders', you should care very much what people think.

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I never really cared for soccer in the first place, but when I thought I would give it a shot...I heard that damn noise...thank you, I now have another reason why I cannot watch this sport.

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What a racket! Sounds like they are here to stay, but probably not the viewers. I still want to see the games, so mute is the way to go. Now if only they would offer a digital fix, blocking out the bee-noise and retaining the commentary and all the other fun noises from fans. I can dream...

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I thought at first something is wrong with my reception. It's annoying. But I also heard from a friend that the TV commentators in Australia are more annoying. Ban them too?

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“I won’t dwell too much on what outsiders think about vuvuzelas,” says South Africa organizing committee spokesman Rich Mkhondo. “I won’t dwell too much on what the feelings of the spectators are.”

As smithinjapan said, if Mkhondo doesn't care, then I guess he won't be too concerned when the world snubs South Africa in the future for world events. In 100 years from now, South Africans will be screaming "Why aren't you choosing our country for the world cup anymore?" Well I hope they will look back on this time and realize what idiots are running the event.

And yes, you should care very much what people think. I turned off the Japan vs Cameroon game before the first half even finished because of the noise of those damn horns! Sounded like an invasion of bees on my surround sound!

Isn't there something the tv crews can do? Like using radar mics to follow players instead of having to record the whole stadium sound?

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How can something made from PLASTIC be traditional, part of the culture? Dreadful noise, tuneless, irritating, juvenile. Should be inserted where the sun don't shine.

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How can something made from PLASTIC be traditional, part of the culture? Dreadful noise, tuneless, irritating, juvenile. Should be inserted where the sun don't shine.

Totally agree. And even if we stretch things and say it is part of their culture, does it matter? They're not hosting a SA cultural festival, they're hosting the WORLD CUP. A little bit of culture is one thing, something that totally distracts, and detracts from the game is something totally different.

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Who needs the water torture anymore? Save water. Just sit the prisoner amidst an accordianist, a bag-piper, and a vuvuzela-ist. The enemy will tell you everything you ever wanted to know. Plus more.

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Seeing as the stadiums for many games are only half-full as it is - including for African games - if you took away the stupid vuvezelas you would find most of the locals there would lose interest and not bother turning up! Just the travelling fans would attend. With some exceptions, this South African mob just don't seem really into this World Cup - don't believe all the FIFA hype!

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One-sided article. There are also many who are not bothered with it.

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