England ‘in grip of vuvu horns fever’

2010-06-16 00:00

CAPE TOWN — The vuvuzela may be unpopular with some foreign soccer supporters and TV viewers, but a vuvu invasion appears to be under way in Britain.

British supermarket group Sainsbury’s has already sold 40 000 “vuvu horns”.

According to a report in the British Guardian, English fans appear set to bring their vuvuzelas home — and will take them to their local football matches.

The English Premier League’s Nick Noble says the decision about whether to allow vuvuzelas at football games will rest with each club.

David Broughton of Internet company thevuvuzelaman.co.uk said England is “in the grip of vuvuzela fever”. The trumpets cost £10 apiece, considerably more than the R30 or R40 paid locally. The Sun tabloid dished out free vuvuzelas to readers who bought their paper at ­Tesco’s supermarket.

The Austrian Soccer League banned the vuvuzela last year.

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