The vuvuzela battle has begun!By: Rob | July 20th, 2010
Thought you’d heard the last about vuvuzela’s? Uh-uh. The real battle has just begun. Yesterday, Spurs became the first club to say they will allow no Vu-Vu-Voom at White Hart Lane, making up some nonsense about security warnings. Arsenal quickly followed suit (which is a shame considering the notoriously quiet Emirates).
Obviously the reasoning of the clubs is obvious – Spurs and Arsenal are worried about TV people who hate the horns for irritating viewers en masse during the World Cup. They made up some stuff about how it affects Security measures, but that was absolute nonsense.
Blackpool meanwhile can obviously see it as a formidable weapon. If they can make it their own, then travelling to Bloomfield Road will be a nightmare scenario for fans who hate the horns, and so give the home team an advantage.
But how are other clubs going to play it?
Because its increasingly becoming an issue, as the fact that over two days, three different clubs have had to make statements about it testifies.
I should think the majority of clubs, especially the established ones will move to ban the horns, primarily because of worries about TV. But I have to say, hats off to Blackpool, who have done something different that might upset the powers that be.