Vuvuzelas welcome at Wembley

2010-07-21 13:08
Johannesburg - There are no imminent plans to ban vuvuzelas from Wembley, the Football Association confirmed on Wednesday.

This week has seen a number of Barclays Premier League clubs decide to bar the controversial instruments from their stadia.

More could follow suit before the start of the season, but it appears supporters will be allowed to take them into Wembley for the Community Shield on August 8.

The FA is set to gauge the reaction to the playing of vuvuzelas before deciding whether to ban them for future matches, including England's home internationals.

The noise made by the instruments was a major talking point at the World Cup, with opinion divided over whether they added to or detracted from the atmosphere during matches.

Tottenham, Arsenal, West Ham, Birmingham, Everton, Fulham, Liverpool and Sunderland have banned them, while a number of npower Football League clubs have done the same.

The reasons given range from fears fans would be unable to hear safety announcements to concerns the trumpets will drown out chanting and singing.

The Premier League said during the World Cup that it would be left to individual clubs to decide whether to outlaw them. 

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