Thursday 22 March 2018

Vuvuzelas banned from Wimbledon

The use of vuvuzelas at Wimbeldon has been banned
The use of vuvuzelas at Wimbeldon has been banned

The world's favourite tennis tournament will be a World Cup-free zone - with vuvuzelas banned from making a racket at SW19.

The All England Club took action to outlaw the droning football World Cup horns amid fears they could distract players.

Football fans may also be disappointed to hear that no games in South Africa will being broadcast on the big screens.

Even fans brandishing large flags will be stopped from getting in under the new rules.

A Wimbledon spokesman said of the vuvuzelas: "From a noise point of view they could be very distracting to the players and spectators. We think the fans will understand.

"We understand that people would like to follow the World Cup but there are plenty of ways to do that without watching it here on the big screens."

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