Blatter strongly backs use of Vuvuzela secret horns

June 16th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Jun 26 (ANI): FIFA president Sepp Blatter has strongly backed the use of vuvuzela secret horns, which have been criticized for the noise it creates.

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.

Broadcasters, players and TV viewers have complained about the deafening drone of the plastic instruments. They can generate a noise of up to 144 decibels inside stadiums.

Blatter has also joined the pro-vuvuzela chorus. Writing on his personal Twitter page - no joke - the FIFA president responds to all the criticism as follows: “To answer all your messages regarding vuvuzelas, I have always said Africa has a different rhythm, a different sound.

“I don’t see banning the musical traditions of fans in their own country; would you want to see a ban on fan traditions in yours?” The Daily Express quoted Blatter, as saying.

Good news is that Neil van Schalkwyk, the man who ‘invented’ and owns the copyright to the vuvuzela, has come up with a quieter version.

He said in an interview that he has sold more than 800,000 in South Africa and more than 1.5 million in Europe and, has now come up with a model 20 decibels less noisy. (ANI)

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