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Thread: Wimbledon bans vuvuzelas

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    Default Wimbledon bans vuvuzelas

    Good common sense coming to the fore...

    London - They are the soundtrack of sport this summer, but vuvuzelas will not be making a racket at Wimbledon in south London, organisers have said.

    According to the UKPA, the droning Soccer World Cup horns have been banned by the All England Club amid fears they could distract players.

    Wimbledon will be a Soccer World Cup-free zone, with no games in South Africa being played on the big screens at London SW19. Even fans brandishing large flags will be stopped from getting in under the new rules.

    A Wimbledon spokesperson said of the vuvuzelas: "From a noise point of view they could be very distracting to the players and spectators. We think the fans will understand. We understand that people would like to follow the World Cup, but there are plenty of ways to do that without watching it here on the big screens."

    The usual fortnight of indifferent weather, tonnes of strawberries and British sporting agony begins on Monday.

    Some 450 000 people are expected to pass through the gates over the fortnight.
    Source: Sport 24
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    "From a noise point of view they could be very distracting to the players and spectators. We think the fans will understand
    Why can't South Africans understand this?

    Glad to hear some are taking a stand.

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    Hey you can't ban the vuvu from tennis !!! Its been a part of our culture since last week !!!!
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    This is a Wimbledon issue. I vote it stays OPEN!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerfherder View Post
    Hey you can't ban the vuvu from tennis !!! Its been a part of our culture since last week !!!!
    It's not for the Tennis There is a Footbal fan park there for the WC
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    So let's see if these moderators are consistent..... I eagerly await the closure of this thread.

    Of course I should know better....

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    This is ridiculous !

    The horn has been used for many years in England, amongst others by the natives to warn each other of the arrival of the Romans. In the absence of the cellphone, and hills high enough to light fires on, this was an absolutely essential means of communication.

    It's definitely a traditional instrument of the English first tribes.

    Bring back the English horn, who cares about tennis ?
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    Someone is really feeling sorry for himself & its so funny to watch....

    LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitbull View Post
    It's not for the Tennis There is a Footbal fan park there for the WC
    I think the suburb of Wimbledon is mostly South African anyway, we should have a say.

    If we have to listen to the beehive then so do those colonialist pr1ks !
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    Nah, I don't mind it anymore.
    Since bafana lost last nite, I ain't heard them. Or maybe I'm deaf?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Good common sense coming to the fore...

    Source: Sport 24
    So?? This is for Tennis. WTF does this have to do with the World Cup in South Africa?

    This is like saying they banned the Vuvuzela at public libraries in England as well. Just as pointless in the grand scheme of things.

    THREAD FAIL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garyvdh View Post
    So?? This is for Tennis. WTF does this have to do with the World Cup in South Africa?

    This is like saying they banned the Vuvuzela at public libraries in England as well. Just as pointless in the grand scheme of things.

    THREAD FAIL!
    Post fail

    It's for the Wimbleton fan park for the WC Football
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    Lance glad to see you're okay. After last night I was afraid you'd overdose on happy pills

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerfherder View Post
    Hey you can't ban the vuvu from tennis !!! Its been a part of our culture since last week !!!!
    lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitbull View Post
    Post fail

    It's for the Wimbleton fan park for the WC Football
    Um, actually No... it's about the Tennis. Click on the link and read the article, look at the picture.


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