A massive blow to the Vuvuzela industry.
Tottenham have become the first Premier League club to ban vuvuzelas from their ground on match days.
The plastic horns, popular with football fans at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, have already been banned by some Football League clubs.
In a statement, Spurs said the decision had been made after undergoing discussions with the police and the local licensing authorities.
They club also suggested the noise could pose risks to public safety.
“We are concerned that the presence of the instruments within the stadium pose unnecessary risks and could impact on the ability of all supporters to hear any emergency safety announcements,” read the statement on the club’s official website.
“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.”
The Premier League has refused to implement a widespread ban, stating that “such matters are dealt with at club level”. (BBC Sport)
One would imagine that most, if not all, football clubs in the country will adopt a similar ban but in many ways such a ban will hopefully be rendered pointless as it seems unlikely English football fans would attempt to sneak such instruments into football grounds. I would imagine also that anyone attempting to use a Vuvuzela in a ground would a) be easy to spot and b) would probably be told by his fellow fans to get a life.