National Charity applauds UEFA decision on Vuvuzelas
Tue 14th Sep 2010 | UEFA
National Charity Deafness Research UK has been campaigning throughout the summer for a ban on the Vuvuzela in football grounds, in this country and further afield. Their campaign has included letters to national newspapers, football clubs and fanzines to warn spectators directly of the dangers the tuneless trumpets could pose to their hearing.
Capable of emitting sounds in excess of 130 decibels, the widespread use of these trumpets at stadiums in the UK risks the creation of a ticking tinnitus timebomb for future generations to have to deal with.
Vivienne Micael, CEO of Deafness Research UK commented, "We take our hats off to UEFA, who have now heeded the concerns over these plastic horns and banned them from stadiums in all competitions from the Champions League, Europa League and the Euro 2012 qualifiers.
"It just seems a shame that Europe seems more in tune with the dangers of these devices and the wishes of the public than authorities in the UK.
Michaels continued, "We now need a blanket FA and Premier League ban, so that we can consign these instruments of audible torture to history, once and for all".
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