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BBC Receives 545 Vuvuzela Complaints from People Who Do Not Understand How Noise Works

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A sticker forbidding the blowing of vuvuzelas is seen on a door of a mall in downtown Bloemfontein, June 15, 2010. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

The BBC has received 545 complaints about the sound of vuvuzela horns during its World Cup coverage.

The corporation is considering showing coverage that cuts out the noise of vuvuzelas on its red button service.

On Monday, World Cup organisers ruled out a stadium ban on the plastic horns, which can reach 130 decibels, following complaints from players and fans.

Experts say it is impossible to cut out the horns without affecting commentary and crowd noise. (BBC Sport)

Can anyone understand why someone hearing a noise coming from the TV would feel duty bound to call the television channel in question to complain? What do they expect the BBC to do? Tell its cameramen in the stadium to tell the 50,000+ people to keep it down?

I hate Vuvuzela as much as the next person, unless that man is playing one of those damn idiotic things, but to ask the BBC to do something about it or to register the complaint is just plain ridiculous.

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