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Views differ over Vuvuzela

06-23-2010 10:41 BJT Special Report: World Cup 2010 |

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The traditional trumpet the "Vuvuzela" has taken the world by storm since football's biggest tournament began in South Africa. On the online Chinese shopping site, Taobao, it's being snapped up by many of the country's soccer fans. But not everyone's happy about the noise it makes.

Some people think the Vuvuzela can add to the atmosphere in the stadium and raise people's excitement levels. They even suggest the instrument should become a fixture during the Chinese Super League, as it has at the World Cup. Others however say the noise is too loud and it distracts both players and spectators.

"It's necessary if we watch matches in public, the atmosphere will be great."

"Using a Vuvuzela at a Beijing Guoan match is a bit difficult. Mostly because of the noise. "

Different kinds of trumpet are on sale in China. Most of them are smaller than the Vuvuzela, so they're quieter. Salesmen say smaller trumpets are popular and they haven't bought any Vuvuzelas yet.

Experts say the noise the Vuvuzela makes is more than 100 decibels and football fans should avoid playing or listening to them for too long.

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Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CCTV.com

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