I heard that these things have actually been tied to hearing loss. I'd like to know the source of this finding and how they figured it out. Regardless, they are extremely annoying and I hope FIFA gets rid of them/bans them ASAP.
Yes I also think the noise are very annoying, very similar to mosquito flying sound. Hope that it's just SA World Cup thingy, not spread to the rest of the football world, lol.
I hate it and it must be banned.
Well the players have also complained about this, the only goal against Argentina the defender said he couldn't hear his mates telling him about the attacker coming behind him, who stole the ball and scored alone.
So definitely, they should be banned. If they annoy us listening to them on tv, imagine being on the field, surrounded by this deafening sound. It really gets to my nerves, I can't imagine how they can affect the players, even if they are focused on the game.
Who are the douchebags constantly playing this instrument thinking it remotely sounds appealing to the ears? An audiophile should create some kind of filter to get rid of those horrid things.
someone had one on the subway the other day and it is so loud in an enclosed space -- i could feel my ear drums breaking
Worldcup Rubbish again, horns rubbish, players rubbish
Bring back Mexico '86 that was the best
Damn, I heard those when I watched the play offs a few months ago. First I thought something was wrong with the TV, then it turned out that it was those vuvuzelas. I even heard somebody was put in jail in Germany for playing on a vuvuzela at like 4 am and waking up the whole town. Yeah, he woke up a few hundred or a few thousand people by blasting on that damned pipe!