World Cup 2010: Facebook group calls for 'vuvuzela' horn ban
A Facebook group calling for the vuvuzela horn to be banned at the South Africa World Cup has over 100,000 supporters.
The plastic trumpets have become the unofficial soundtrack of the 2010 World Cup, but fans are using Facebook to persuade Fifa – the world footballing body - to give them the boot.
The Facebook group is called 'Fifa – ban the annoying vuvuzela (horn) from the South Africa World Cup!', with its creator complaining that 'the Vuvuzela is like contracting stiffening Mixtec elephantiasis while eating dinner with a trumpet in a swarthy buzzing-steakhouse orphanage'.
Hundreds of football fans have vented their anger about the controversial instruments on the group's wall.
Lionel Wandfluh said: 'How a horrible continuous bee sound can somehow be considered as creating a nice atmosphere??? Come on, South Africa is culturally rich enough to have better ways than expressing itself with these instruments of torture. At least I hope.'
James Donahoo complained '[it's] ruining the entire world - there is no singing and cheering! ban the horn!'
while Chris Sanderson simply said 'I can't take it anymore!!!! Arrrrgggg'.
It's not just the fans complaining, either. Players have condemned the instrument, too, with France captain Patrice Esra complaining that the sound of the vuvuzela has been waking the team in their hotel and prevented them from communicating on the pitch.Many South African shopping centres have already banned the instruments and Danny Jordaan, World Cup organising chief, has already considered the possibility of banning them from inside the stadiums. He told BBC Sport: 'We did say that if any land on the pitch in anger we will take action.
'We've tried to get some order. We have asked for no vuvuzelas during national anthems or stadium announcements. It's difficult but we're trying to manage the best we can.'
A Facebook group has been set up in a bid to stop an anonymous blogger from committing suicide.
stop this Vuvuzela! It's ruining the world, not to mention the poor and deaf; and IT'S useless.....
- LIKE: conversation OR Summer....
Please Don't Jump
'vuvuzela'"Get rid of this noise now - it is ruining the World"
I plans to throw vuvuzelas off San Francisco Bridge and then follow them down emboldened by their dismemberment Facebook Vuvuzela Group (created).
No other information - except from the fact the blogger was an illegal immigrant and "am not wanted here" - was given. But Ms Furnell couldn't ignore it.
"I just didn't feel I could brush my teeth and go to bed," she told the Vancouver Sun. The Facebook group was started seven days ago but has attracted more than 48,000 members who have been leaving messages for the suicidal blogger.
For instance, one posted this morning said: "I know that life must be difficult beyond explanation for you right now. Please know that your life IS important and you ARE wanted. Just don't give up."
The site where Ms Furnell originally saw the potential death note describes itself as an ongoing community art project that invites people to upload secrets written on postcards.
One of the most recent said: "I feel like Tiger [Woods]. My whole life is a lie."
- It is much better now - enter - it is the World Cup we all-await!
- It is much better this noise no - it is the World! I Exit the World!
Vuvuzela song makes light of World Cup with Rihanna's Umbrella mock-up
Without a doubt the talking point of what has been a fairly dull World Cup 2010 so far has been the Vuvuzela - and one man has composed a rather brilliant song in tribute to the sound of South Africa.
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Rihanna's hit track Umbrella has been adapted for the World Cup
Commissioned by BBC Radio Five Live to write a series of tracks throughout the tournament, Dave Henson's latest offering refers to all of the opening weekend's action - as well as the most famous horn in the world at the moment.
The song itself is a take-off of Rihanna's number one single Umbrella, although the lyrics, in our opinion, make it a far better track.
Any song that can mock Mick McCarthy's incomprehensible pronunciation and 'Bobby' Green's howler of a 'save' against the USA, while also celebrating the world's greatest sport, is ok by us.
The inexorable Mr Henson has also penned another World Cup cover version using a backing track from P Diddy's 'I'll Be Missing You' - which itself was a cover of The Police's 'Every Breath You Take'.
In it he lists all the things he's most looking forward to at 'the greatest show on earth' (believe us, it's better than that makes it sound...)
It's not as good as the Vuvuzela song but if you liked that, you'll also be a fan of this...
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這種塑料喇叭20世紀70年代起源於墨西哥體育館。[來 源請求]原本由錫製成, 嗡嗡祖拉於20世紀90年代在南非走紅。著名的 凯泽酋长足球俱乐部 球迷Freddie "Saddam" Maake 宣稱早在1965年，去掉了橡皮吹嘴，發明了鋁製的，用於就從自行車喇叭。後來他發現這個吹嘴太短，於是加了個長的管子。 Maake有拍攝於19世紀70年代和80年代的南非當地比賽，和1998年世界盃足球賽使用鋁製的嗡嗡祖拉於照片。他說，後來當局認為這種鋁製的嗡嗡祖拉有危險性， 所以他找到了個塑料公司，製造了塑料的嗡嗡祖拉。
嗡嗡祖拉從2009 FIFA Confederations Cup 和 2010 FIFA World Cup這兩個都在南非舉行的球賽中得到人們 關注，國際足球聯盟擔心這種聲音會成為足球流氓的武器，企業利用嗡嗡祖拉做廣告。南非足球協會 發表了一份簡報稱嗡嗡祖拉是南非球迷看球的必需品 國際足聯在2008年7月決定，允許在世界球賽中使用嗡嗡祖拉。 國際足聯主席塞普·布拉特反對禁止嗡嗡祖拉，他說，「我們不應該讓非洲世界盃歐洲化」 國際足聯允許在2010年世界盃足球賽中使用任何樂器, 除了一米以上的嗡嗡祖拉
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