Tottenham Ban Vuvuzelas From White Hart Lane

Ollie Irish

19th, July 2010


By Ollie Irish

Tottenham Hotspur have announced a ban on vuvuzelas inside White Hart Lane. Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooood. They’re the first Premier League club to take a stand on the instrument that I like to call ‘Satan’s Disharmonious Horn’. More Prem clubs will follow suit this week, I’m sure.

Spurs said in a statement on their website: “Following discussions with the Police and representatives from the local licensing authorities, the club will not be permitting vuvuzelas or similar instruments into White Hart Lane on match days.

“We are concerned that the presence of the instruments within the stadium pose unnecessary risks to public safety and could impact on the ability of all supporters to hear any emergency safety announcements.

“We are very proud of the fantastic atmosphere that our supporters produce organically at White Hart Lane and we are all very much looking forward to this continuing into the forthcoming season.”

This is a good decision; English football doesn’t need the vuvuzela. And speaking as a Spurs fan, I wouldn’t want to miss out on all the stuff shouted at Jermaine Jenas.

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  1. Andy says:

    Absolutely fantastic that the club I have supported since ’59 has taken the lead to ban these monotonous, useless, irritating pieces of plastic.
    Let’s hope that you are correct in that more Prem clubs will follow.

  2. Chris says:

    Heh. Safety hazard. As if chanting and the like can’t block out the noise either.

    At least be honest. “We’re banning them because we don’t like them” would be more defensible than the knots they had to tie themselves into in order to justify it.

  3. Keith says:

    Hey I’m a (South African) Spurs fan, shit to them for banning South Africa’s national sports instrument (lol) which was so enjoyed by thousands of international soccer fans during the World Cup. Even our rugby people listened to Spurs, now its banned in our rugby stadiums too! A really sad day!

    And Spurs players know the Vuvuzela cause they heard it when they played in South Africa in 2007/8 season.

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