Vuvuzelas to come to England for Premier League

June 14th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS  

London, June 14 (IANS) Vuvuzelas might have drawn criticism because of their droning sound in the ongoing World Cup football but the stadium horns from South Africa would be welcomed to English grounds next season after the Premier League said they would not impose a ban on them.
The sound of vuvuzelas has become the soundtrack to South Africa since the World Cup began, dividing opinion among spectators and television viewers here and in the UK.

“Nothing in our rules specifically prohibits musical instruments from being brought into grounds as these matters are dealt with at a club level. It will be down to stadium managers, in consultation with supporters groups, to determine what is appropriate,” a Premier League spokesman was quoted as saying in The Telegraph Monday.

The South African organising committee, meanwhile, have said they will not ban the traditional horns from grounds and suggested that overseas fans should take vuvuzelas home with them.

“Vuvuzelas are here to stay and will never be banned. We look at them as part of our culture in South Africa to celebrate the 2010 Fifa World Cup,” World Cup organising committee spokesman Rich Mkhonda said.

“It is not only South Africans who are using them, there are Danish and Dutch fans using them (outside Soccer City). We hope people will buy them and put them in their suitcases and take them home.”

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