Come blow your horn?
OK, I read the following Religion News Service story and realized that I’m not completely insane.
I’m not the only one being driven crazy by the noise at the World Cup.
No, I’m not blogging from South Africa. Several times though, my teenage son has been watching the World Cup on TV and the noise from these horns is just unbelievable.
I guessed that it is just something that the fans do, but then I read this story and a clergyman is saying there’s more to it than that. These horns are used in some churches in South Africa, too. The story makes for interesting reading:
South African church leader defends noisy horns at World Cup
By Trevor Gundy, Religion News Service
The captain of France’s national soccer team is said to have blamed noise from the “vuvuzela” for keeping his team awake at night and contributing to a poor match against Uruguay in the World Cup in Cape Town, South Africa.
But Tinyiko Maluleke, president of the South African Council of Churches, told Ecumenical News International that the three-foot noisy horns are forcing the world to wake up and acknowledge Africa’s past sufferings.
Nearly 85,000 people have logged on to a website, www.banvuvuzela.com, to silence the horns during the World Cup; a little more than 9,000 want to keep them.
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