Like it or not, that buzzing sound you’re hearing during every World Cup game isn’t going away.
Despite rampant criticism from European and U.S. television viewers, it appears unlikely the omnipresent “vuvuzela” horns will be banned from matches.
“I have always said that Africa has a different rhythm, a different sound,” FIFA president Sepp Blatter posted on his Twitter account, @seppblatter. “I don’t see banning the music traditions of fans in their own country. Would you want to see a ban on the fan traditions in your country?”
Said World Cup organizing committee spokesman Rich Mkhondo: “I won’t dwell too much on what outsiders think about vuvuzelas.
“I won’t dwell too much on what the feelings of the spectators are.”