Vuvuzelas to stay despite complaints

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Johannesburg, June 14 (ANI): World Cup organizers have made it clear that 'Vuvuzelas' will not be banned from stadiums in South Africa despite complaints of them being a nuisance.

"Vuvuzelas are here to stay and will never be banned," Sport24 quoted Rich Mkhondo, communications officer of the World Cup local organizing committee, as saying.

"Look at them as part of our culture in South Africa to celebrate the 2010 FIFA World Cup. As our guests please embrace our culture, please embrace the way we celebrate."

"The history of the Vuvuzela is ingrained in South Africa," he added.

Mkhondo's comments come a day after World Cup organising chief Danny Jordaan said that there could be a possible Vuvuzela ban because as a football fan, he preferred singing in a stadium.

Thousands of people have complained about the noise that Vuvuzela creates, which they claim diminishes the match day experience for fans in the stadiums and those watching at home.

However, Mkhondo denied that the noise drowned out all other forms of celebration.

"We don't believe people are losing anything. People love the Vuvuzelas around the world. Only a minority are against Vuvuzelas," Mkhondo said. (ANI)

Story first published: Monday, June 14, 2010, 16:57 [IST]
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