Top Premiership Teams Ban Vuvuzelas
Seven Teams in England's Premier League, Including Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, Ban Vuvuzelas
In the aftermath of the 2010 World Cup, one thought has taken hold somewhere in the mind of every serious soccer fan: will vuvuzelas spread beyond South Africa? In England, seven Premier League teams have opted for a preemptive strike, banning vuvuzelas from their stadiums.
However, the Premier League itself did not ban the buzzing horns outright, but is leaving it to individual teams to dictate policy. What happens when a vuvuzela-tolerant team plays a vuvuzela-averse team?
Premier League Teams That Banned Vuvuzelas:
- Tottenham Hotspur
- Arsenal FC
- Birmingham City FC
- Everton FC
- Fulham FC
- Liverpool FC
- West Ham United
So far, Blackpool, Chelsea and Manchester City have opted not to ban vuvuzelas, though eight teams remain undecided.
Birmingham said in a statement on its site,
An overwhelming majority of Blues supporters said they didn't want vuvuzelas to be allowed at St. Andrew's.
Note that those that decided against a ban are not actively encouraging the use of vuvuzelas at home matches.
The Premier League has so far refused to implement a widespread ban on the horns, leaving it up to individual clubs to decide for themselves.
Following their widespread use during the World Cup in South Africa, retailers across Britain have being selling vuvuzelas in anticipation of their popularity.
However, the horns have been heavily criticised by players and fans alike with many suggesting they are tuneless and block out singing and chanting.