South Africa Contemplates Vuvuzela Ban

Tags: Football 2016/17 League Cup

Published: 12:48 15/06/2010

South Africa's World Cup chief organiser Danny Jordaan is considering a ban on the plastic horns, know as vuvuzelas, from inside the stadiums following a hoard of complaints from both broadcasters and fans. The high-pitched sound of the horns has also drowned out the singing of supporters which is usually associated with the atmosphere at World Cups. When asked if he would ban the vuvuzelas for the grounds, Jordaan replied: "If there are grounds to do so, yes. "We did say that if any land on the pitch in anger we will take action." Captain of France, Patrice Evra, has already spoken out against the noise generated by the horns, blaming his sides poor performance in their goalless opening draw with Uruguay on the bee-like droning. He said: "We can't sleep at night because of the vuvuzelas. People start playing them from 6am. "We can't hear one another out on the pitch because of them." Jordaan admitted that the noise could be irritating, but insisted they were already doing their best to minimise the impact on mathces. "We've tried to get some order," he continued. "We have asked for no vuvuzelas during national anthems or stadium announcements. It's difficult but we're trying to manage the best we can. "We've had some broadcasters and individuals [complaining] and it's something we are evaluating on an on-going basis." Jordaan admitted he was not a huge fan of them himself. "I would prefer singing," he said. "It's always been a great generator of a wonderful atmosphere in stadiums and I would try to encourage them to sing. "In the days of the struggle (against apartheid) we were singing, all through our history it's our ability to sing that inspired and drove the emotions." South Africa will play Uruguay on June 16th, with bet365 giving Uruguay 7/5 odds of beating the hosts

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