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In Defense of the Vuvuzela

Posted by KAY-EL On July - 11 - 2009


The Vuvuzela is part of South African soccer and it is here to stay.

I found this local South African  blog this morning called Football is Coming Home.

(I have always thought it was home…) This blog, with the great Luthuli tagline has a few posts making it clear that the blog owners don’t like Vuvuzelas.

The one headed Vuvuzelas Originate in the United States - comes to the conclusion that Vuvuzelas started with a Chinese women’s basketball team? Duh….Ok, I’m also a bit confused, and all this insight into the REAL Vuvu history is related according to the opion of another blogger calling himself Blatant .

Blatant  a bad close encounter with Vuvuzela’ at a Confederations Match and relates his journey towards the game:

We arrived at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace full of cheer and merriment. We told jokes on the way and would slap our sides with hortelling, chortelling laughter. Yes, indeed we were a truly merry bunch, ready for an evening of (pointless) Confed. Cup fun. But it was not to be.

Now I may be cynical but I can almost say for sure that someone who uses words like cheer and merriment and hortelling, chortelling is NOT going to like Vuvuzelas.

Colorful Part of South African Soccer

I also remember  when Vuvus became popular. I remember the whole thing. I don’t really care if some spindoctor has invented a sexy history for them. I do know that over the past few years they have become a colorful part of South African soccer – the colorful part like the crazy wild outfits and the enormous supporter bases of Soweto clubs like Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and Moroka Swallows.

Township Soccer Supporters

These township soccer supporters have been loyal to their clubs for generations; they go to matches every Saturday, on foot, by bus, trains, taxi any way they can. If you have watched a derby in the old Orlando stadium, you’ll know the hearts spirits of these true soccer fans.

If they want to blow Vuvuzelas at Africa’s first World Cup – nobody is going to stand in their way. Africa has made an enormous contribution to World Soccer and now it is the World’s turn to come and play at our place – with our toys.

WE’ll even teach them that Vuvuzela’s don’t just have one note!

(Note – both these blogs, have great soccer news – and I love the comments on the Vuvuzela posts)

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Look at the countdown to the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup. Every day is a day closer to the opening ceremony when players from all around the world will gather in South Africa for Africa\'s World Cup. On this blog Lantz and Karen are Celebrating the Vuvuzela, Soccer and the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup. Please send us any pictures, videos and stories of Vuvuzela\'s, football and soccer fans to