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    Uefa ban vuvuzelas

    Uefa ban vuvuzelas from Champions League, Europa League and Euro 2010 qualifiers

    Vuvuzelas have been kicked out of European competition after Uefa said that the plastic trumpets drowned out supporters and detracted from the emotion of the game.

    By Telegraph staff and agencies
    Published: 11:30AM BST 01 Sep 2010


    Benned: Uefa have said vuvuzelas will not be allowed at any European football matches Photo: GETTY IMAGES


    The plastic horns became a hallmark of the World Cup in South Africa, producing a monotonous droning sound which provided a backdrop for every match.

    But they will not be allowed in stadiums in Uefa competitions such as the Champions League, Europa Leagueand Euro 2012 qualifiers after Uefa's ruling on Wednesday.

    "European football's governing body has informed its 53 member associations that it has taken the move for reasons related to Europe's football culture and tradition, saying that the atmosphere at matches would be changed by the sound of the vuvuzela," said Uefa in a statement.
    "The World Cup was characterised by the vuvuzela's widespread and permanent use in the stands," it added.
    "In the specific context of South Africa, the vuvuzela adds a touch of local flavour and folklore, but Uefa feels that the instrument's widespread use would not be appropriate in Europe, where a continuous loud background noise would be emphasised."
    The statement then continued with a clear criticism of the controversial instrument.
    "The magic of football consists of the two-way exchange of emotions between the pitch and the stands, where the public can transmit a full range of feelings to the players.
    "However, Uefa is of the view that the vuvuzelas would completely change the atmosphere, drowning supporter emotions and detracting from the experience of the game.
    "To avoid the risk of these negative effects in the stadiums where Uefa competitions are played and to protect the culture and tradition of football in Europe - singing, chanting etc. - Uefa has decided with immediate effect that vuvuzelas will not be allowed in the stadiums where Uefa competitions matches are played.
    Uefa ban vuvuzelas from Champions League, Europa League and Euro 2010 qualifiers - Telegraph

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    Thank fuck for that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red dragon View Post
    Thank fuck for that
    Absolutely. Ended up watching games with the sound turned down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    Vuvuzelas have been kicked out of European competition after Uefa said that the plastic trumpets drowned out supporters and detracted from the emotion of the game.
    Marvelous news. Spoilt the whole World cup IMO drowning out the singing with that incessant, monotonous drone.

    England would have been shite regardless but at least the support (derision) would have been heard.

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    Funny, drums, bugles, trombones and flares are ok in europe but a horn from the SA World Cup, the showcase of football is banned.

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