Friday, June 25, 2010 at 5:12 AM
South Africans appear to be the only ones who have no problem with the monotonous blaring of vuvuzelas that are drowning out the cheers and jeers that normally imbue matches with their adversarial pathos.
Even worse, they make it impossible for players and coaches to communicate on the pitch, and have even caused thousands of people to suffer permanent hearing loss. In fact, the sound of these vuvuzelas has become such a disquieting nuisance for fans watching via television around the world that some broadcasters (like the BBC) have begun filtering it out,
(The iPINIONS Journal, June 17, 2010)