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Uefa Bans Vuvuzelas - Thank You!  
User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3396 posts, RR: 29
Posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2141 times:

http://www.uefa.com/uefa/footballfir...msecurity/news/newsid=1521821.html

Finally good news!

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User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4276 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2132 times:

WHen will you ban those stupid announcers?? Thank goodness they never caught on in Argentine stadiums. The announcers here just tell you the score, and the incidences, proffesionally... no shouting, singing along, or ''come on come on I can't hear you'' drab.


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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2118 times:

Thank God! Is there anyone who actually likes those things?

From Jay Leno a few weeks ago: "The NFL banned vuvuzelas - except at Detroit Lions games to drown out the booing."      


User currently offlineSevernaya From Russia, joined Jan 2009, 1390 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2026 times:

Very good news, it may be related to African culture, but that's not what we need in Europe  


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User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 2985 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

I think it's unneccesary. About 1/2 the Premier League teams have banned them, the other half "allow" them. There have been no noticable difference between the two so far this season.

signol



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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 48
Reply 5, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2002 times:

Quoting signol (Reply 4):
I think it's unneccesary. About 1/2 the Premier League teams have banned them, the other half "allow" them. There have been no noticable difference between the two so far this season.

Probably because the people who would have considered using a vuvuzela during a premier league match, knows he's gonna get his head kicked in if he blows in it for 90 minutes straight...

Thom@s



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1983 times:

Quoting TheSonntag (Thread starter):
Uefa Bans Vuvuzelas

Bravo! Finally someone who decides to ban those things!

Quoting Derico (Reply 1):
WHen will you ban those stupid announcers?? Thank goodness they never caught on in Argentine stadiums. The announcers here just tell you the score, and the incidences, proffesionally... no shouting, singing along, or ''come on come on I can't hear you'' drab.

No idea about other clubs, but at the FC St. Pauli (my home town club) and in matches I've seen on TV, I've never seen such announcers. We've had something similar at a public viewing but that was definitely not in a stadium.


User currently offlineTIA From Albania, joined Mar 2006, 524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1909 times:

While not a fan of vuvuzelas, all I can say is that in the stadium they were not THAT annoying. As long as you didn't have someone next to you blowing on that thing you were fine. And even then it was only short bursts here and there. I didn't see anyone constantly blow on his vuvuzela throughout the whole game in any of the six WC matches I went to. I feel like that on TV the vuvuzelas came off as much more annoying. WIth that said, I saw at least one guy who had connected his vuvuzela to an air pump and that thing could do some damage.
Lastly, people keep saying how vuvuzelas are an African thing and they don't want them in Europe or whatnot. Let's just say that the vast majority of people blowing the vuvuzelas during the WC were not Africans but European and Latin American fans. The vuvuzelas blown by Africans were only a small minority in the stands. So if people here were annoyed by the vuvuzelas on TV, they can only blame their fellow nationals.


User currently offlineandz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8416 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1780 times:
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Quoting TIA (Reply 7):
Let's just say that the vast majority of people blowing the vuvuzelas during the WC were not Africans but European and Latin American fans. The vuvuzelas blown by Africans were only a small minority in the stands. So if people here were annoyed by the vuvuzelas on TV, they can only blame their fellow nationals.

This is the only sensible statement in this irrational and hysterical thread.



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1763 times:

Kudos to the UEFA! I am so glad that these annoying things are banned in every European stadium now after a lot of Bundesliga clubs already banned them during - or shortly after - the World Cup!

These things were the main reason why I am saying that the last World Cup was by far the worst one I've experienced so far!

Thanks UEFA, for keeping real football atmosphere in the European stadiums!   

Patrick


User currently offlinewingman From St. Vincent and the Grenadines, joined May 1999, 2099 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1754 times:

Any time you witness a huge beauracractic organization do something right, and in an expeditious manner no less, you just need to sit back and savor the moment. There is intelligent life left on this planet after all.

User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3396 posts, RR: 29
Reply 11, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1741 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 9):

These things were the main reason why I am saying that the last World Cup was by far the worst one I've experienced so far!

  

Quoting andz (Reply 8):
This is the only sensible statement in this irrational and hysterical thread.

No, because it does not matter at all who is blowing this crap, all that matters is that this primitive way of annoying others finally is banned.


User currently onlineaf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2633 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1719 times:

I bought a vuvuzela on eBay, but I'll probably only use it for New Years. Too bad my high school has banned noise makers from sporting events. I would love to annoy the crap out of people that annoy me.  


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User currently offlineltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12879 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1717 times:

I know they are banned for the home games of a number of USA's MSL stadiums, including the new NY/NJ Red Bull's.
I think another good reason to ban these devices of the devil is that they can make a nasty weapon to beat up other fans or those of the other team. These things in the hand of some beer drunk fans in places like the UK are the last thing they need, considering the bad history of behavior they have.


User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4276 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1709 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 6):
No idea about other clubs, but at the FC St. Pauli (my home town club) and in matches I've seen on TV, I've never seen such announcers. We've had something similar at a public viewing but that was definitely not in a stadium.

Maybe it's only something in bigger clubs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7sVLQPXeWY

All the video game or aerobics music, the announcer killing the goal atmosphere with his Milito chant... Certainly not as bad as basketball games in the US where it's just one big video game. It is so tiresome and don't know how people can stand it.



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User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5910 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1697 times:

Usual overreaction courtesy of UEFA.

Vuvuzelas never caught on here (I certainly haven't heard any of them), and I have the sneaking suspicion it didn't really catch on anywhere else.

Of course, this opens a crack in the door for UEFA to ban chanting, singing, standing room (oh wait, already banned), etc. It's only a matter of time before this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2EWHJKtiXc is banned, in favor of fans sitting down, politely applauding whenever a goal is scored, and generally not making such a big fuss.

Besides, the only really good function of a vuvuzela is this:


:D


User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1665 times:



User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10728 posts, RR: 38
Reply 17, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1647 times:

Now it will no longer keep vuvuzela haters from going to the stadiums, me included.
More revenue for the teams/clubs.
They can keep the vuvuzelas for the streets and the after match parties.
I am sure there will still be chances for all the vuvuzela fans to be able to use them.



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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1586 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 17):
They can keep the vuvuzelas for the streets and the after match parties.

Fine just keep outside the stadium! They don't belong at any sporting event whatsoever.


User currently offlineBlackprojects From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2007, 756 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1553 times:

Some one found a use for a Vuvuzela a while back as the Will it Blend man Blended a Vuvuzela on youtube!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KHFA6ZuFTE

Best thing to do with those Pesky things.


User currently offlinefrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3613 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1441 times:

Vuvuzela, The Internet meme:

http://thechive.com/2010/06/21/the-v...ched-hurricane-strength-28-photos/



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