By Ollie Irish
It cannot be stopped. The vuvuzela is EVERYWHERE.
Richard Williams made quite an useful point on a recent Guardian Football Weekly podcast. He reminded us that the vuvuzela is not a traditional African instrument, it’s a relatively recent plastic phenomenon. As such, we shouldn’t be going overboard about not respecting South African tradition by calling for the horns to be banned. Nor should we be afraid to say: they are annoying. Fucking annoying.
It looks like the vuvuzela will become ubiquitous in football very quickly, whether we like it or not. Soon it may not even be associated with South African football at all. Be afraid.
Thanks to @tim_clarke for image tip