Deafening Vuvuzelas leave SA soccer fans' lips bruised, swollen

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Johannesburg, Jun 12 (ANI): A secret horn called 'vuvuzela', which is capable of creating an ear-shattering experience at the stadiums, has left many football fans with bruised lips from their continuous blowing of the instrument on Friday.

South African fans overwhelmingly used 'vuvuzelas' during the opening game of the 2010 football World Cup to inspire their players on Friday.

The vuvuzela can reach 131 decibels, which is almost as loud as a gunshot, according to a report.

"I'm enjoying this, but look at my lips. They're dry and bruised. Too much blowing the vuvuzela," Sports24 quoted estate agent Jonathan Adams, as saying.

Medical student Mohamed Yusuf's lips were also sore. "But the atmosphere is so awesome here, I can't stop," he said.

"My lips were swollen the last time. This time I took it easy, but I admire the people who blow the vuvuzelas. It takes a lot out of you," said Shamir Rampersadh, a 20-year-old student.

Earlier, fans were rushing to medical stores to purchase earplugs for the sake of their ears with the coming back of husky and deafening 'vuvuzelas' ahead of the World Cup, but local Cape Town stores said that supplies had run out due to the overwhelming demand. (ANI)

Story first published: Saturday, June 12, 2010, 12:16 [IST]
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