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.