Doctor sued for blowing his vuvuzela in hospital, court-case begins

November 21st, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Augsburg, Germany, Nov 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A doctor in Germany has been sued by his patient for blowing his vuvuzela in front of the hospital. The court hearing started on Monday with the plaintiff asking the court to order the doctor to pay almost 6,000 euros for his action.

The doctor has reportedly paid the patient 2,000 euros but that seems not enough to the patient. The suit is claiming that the patient suffered from noise trauma when the doctor blew the vuvuzela. She is demanding that the court should award her 5,000 euros in damages and further add 800 euros as compensation.

Though closely associated with football, the vuvuzela has been banned in several soccer stadiums around the world because of its high-pitched sound. During the FIFA World Cup festival in South Africa in 2010, the vuvuzela became the most famous piece of instrument associated with the fisted.

The trumpet was criticized for being too noisy with some players calling on FIFA to ban it from getting into the stadium. Some television networks joined the call for the ban of the instrument arguing that it affected their telecast and broadcast.

FIFA didn’t ban the instrument but several European football leagues including the German Bundesliga banned the trumpet.

The 2010 FIFA World Cup was the first to be staged in Africa.

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