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Last Updated: Wednesday June 23 2010 07:57 GMT

Are vuvuzela horns too distracting?

Ore hears a vuvuzela orchestra...

Ore hears a vuvuzela orchestra...

World Cup chiefs are said to be thinking about banning the vuvuzela horns at matches after some players and fans complained the high-pitched sounds they make are too distracting.

But what do you think? Does the buzz from the plastic horns annoy you or haven't you noticed it?

Would you ban the vuvuzelas or do they add to the atmosphere of a game for you?

Maybe you think they should be adopted over here for league matches, or are you already sick of everything to do with football?

This comments page is now closed. Here are some of the comments you sent in.

Your comments

"They are entertaining but I don't think they should be the official instrument of the World Cup, maybe something a bit quieter!!"

Amarjot, 14, Birmingham, England

"I think vuvuzelas are too distracting. When you hear the matches on the radio you can't hear the crown cheering! The players can't hear themselves think. Mexico had a Mexican wave, Bbrazil had a samba and the South African's had a vuvuzela horn. The vuvuzelas are the worst!"

Sem, 10, London, England

"I remember when you used to be able to hear the crowd go loud and quiet, and really get tense. Now it sounds like a herd of elephants."

Dominic, 13, Kent, England

"They are very distracting and they make the television sound like a hive of bees!"

Lydia, 11, Shropshire, England

"I HATE THEM!!!! How is a cheap plastic horn, that you can't even play a tune on, a symbol of African culture?!"

Charlie, 9, Cwmbran, Wales

"I think it makes the game exciting!"

Lara, 10, London, England

"Just listening to the vuvuzelas on the internet is giving me a headache. How do the football players cope?!"

Rosanna, 10, Hertfordshire, England

"I think those stupid horns should be banned! I like watching the World Cup, but with the vuvuzela sound in the background it's impossible. However, the African fans have the right to cheer for their teams however they want!"

Anastasia, 10, London, England

"Boooooo!!!!! They are so ANNOYING!!"

Kayla, 7, Warwickshire, England

"I never even noticed the vuvuzela until everyone started complaining. I think they help create a good atmosphere!"

Sumaya, 14, London, England

"I think you should ban the noise because it is distracting the footballers."

Courtney, 9, Manchester, England

"I don't think the vuvuzela are annoying because the people who are blowing them are showing how much they love football and how much they appreciate the teams who are playing."

Yousif, 12, Birmingham, England

"They are not distracting at all. I think they are a lot of fun and the World Cup only comes around every four years so let's enjoy it and keep the horns as a reminder of the 2010 World Cup!"

Jo, 12, Kent, England

"I think the vuvuzela horns are a great thing that livens up a match. Everyone should have one!"

Jaz, 12, London, England

"I HATE them! I wish they would BAN them!"

Mia, 9, Scotland

"It brings South Africa to life."

Max, 10, Hampshire, England

"I do think that the vuvuzela horns are too distracting, but if it's a part of South Africa's culture we should respect it."

Chantal, 11, Essex, England

"I think vuvuzela horns are way too distracting and noisy!"

Hannah, 9, Merseyside, England

"I absolutely hate them! They ruin a whole football game and distract the fans! They should ban them, even if they are part of the African culture!!"

Chloe, 10, Cornwall, England

"They sound like a swarm of bees. They are SO annoying, they definitely need to be banned soon! People can't concentrate on the game and you can't hear the commentators at all. It gives me a headache!"

Emma, 11, Buckinghamshire, England

"I am from South Africa and I think that vuvuzelas are tradition and culture. This is the South African World Cup and that's what they do there. If other people don't like it then they should go home!"

Karen, 12, Manchester, England

"I don't like the vuvuzela horns, they make too much noise and for the players it is difficult to hear the referee."

Koen, 14, Gelderland, Netherlands

"I think the vuvuzelas are really cool and I would love to have one!"

Ebun, 13, Dublin, Ireland

"Vuvuzela horns are part of a South African culture. They show a lot about how much this means to Africa. However if the noise is distracting the players or it's causing problems, then they should ban them."

Hanna, 11, Brighton, England

"I have heard the horns and even though they are annoying I don't think they should be banned. Vuvuzela horns are part of their culture and all the people who have gone over to watch the football are basically tourists visiting their country and don't really have a right to complain."

Aisha, 13, Scotland

"I think we should ban vuvuzela horns because they are distracting and really annoying! You can barely hear the football game. The people below the seat of a person who has one will get a very bad headache!"

Emily, 10, London, England

"I like them, they are part of the South African World Cup."

Maddie, 14, Renfrewshire, Scotland

"Of course they are a distraction. If they weren't Robert Green would have caught the ball and it would not have been 1-1. Get rid of them NOW."

Jade, 11, Surrey, England

"Vuvuzela horns are far too distracting, they should be banned!"

Ada, 11, London, England

"Those horns are so annoying! I only have to hear them for five seconds and I get a headache! They should definitely be banned. I don't know how anyone can put up with the noise throughout a whole football match!"

Alice, 14, Worcestershire, England

"There is a way to get rid of the bumble bee horns while watching the World Cup! Mute the telly and put some music on. We do it and have done since half time on the first match. Why can't the BBC do this adding some home grown cheers from previous games and let our commentators do their job buzzing free?"

Emily, 12, Wirral, England

"I put the volume down low but then I can't hear the commentary, the noise is too bad. Can't they commentate without the noise?"

Joseph, 9, Reading, England

"I wish they were banned. They are nothing but a horrible nuisance."

Belle, 14, London, England

"My family and I think they sound like a swarm of wasps. They get really annoying if you watch for a while. 90 minutes of them is just too much."

Evan, 13, Glasgow, Scotland

"I think vuvuzela horns should not be banned because they are part of the African culture and they are only a bit of fun! It is only one World Cup so people who are against them will just have to put up with them! Players that cannot concentrate because of the vuvuzelas must have a short concentration span and must not be concentrating fully on the game!"

Mia, 13, Merseyside, England

"I think vuvuzelas are great. They create a good atmosphere and without them the atmosphere would be dull."

Ben, 11, Oxfordshire, England

"I like them and I don't think they should be banned because the World Cup is just going to be a short period. People should enjoy themselves."

Henry, 9, Manchester, England

"I can't describe how much I hate the noise. The constant high pitched noise annoys me and gives me a headache."

Faduma, 11, London, England

"When I was watching the match, I didn't know what the sounds were! I think they are really distracting and annoying!"

Carina, 11, County Durham, England

"I think that vuvuzela horns are too distracting, as you can't hear the chants anymore and they sound like a load of buzzing bees!"

Isobel, 10, Bristol, England

"I think vuvuzelas should be banned but only for the audience. I think there should be a large group of people who only play them when a team scores a goal."

Daniel, 11, Milton Keynes, England

"They are annoying and they distract the players."

Ella, 11, UK

"The vuvuzelas ruin the atmosphere so you can't hear the crowd. It gives you a headache as well!"

Ruby, 11, Bournemouth, England

"My mum, my dad and I think it sounds like you're in a wasp nest! It is so annoying."

Mia, 12, Gwent, Wales

"They are too distracting and players can't play properly. They are too noisy, I want to hear the singing from the supporters. Ban the vuvuzela!"

Barney, 7, Staffordshire, England

"I love the noise and it could really help players to score and encourage them!"

Ben, 10, Leicester, England

"I don't think they should ban all the horns and vuvuzelas because it's a culture of South Africa and it gives it an atmosphere. They should not ban the fun of football!"

Courtney, 10, Dorset, England

"I think the vuvuzelas are really annoying because they put the players off and they get distracting. I think Robert Green let that goal in because they are really annoying."

Jay, 10, London, England

"I think the vuvuzelas are distracting and make a terrible buzzing sound, giving me a painful headache."

Joe, 10, Warwickshire, England

"It is like a bunch of elephants shouting in my ear! I definitely think it should be banned."

Armaan, 9, London, England

"I think they should ban these most disturbing horns because when I watched USA and England play, all I heard was the vuvuzela all through the game."

Christopher, 12, Cornwall, England

"Vuvuzelas are very annoying and should be banned as they effect the players concentration."

Mary, 9, Peterborough, England

"THEY ARE SO LOUD, it sounds like a buzzing bee. It's going to put the players off. They should send them out with earmuffs!"

Emily, 10, Derby, England

"They are part of African culture. It's like us being told we can't sing. I think as they are hosting we should embrace their culture or at least accept it!"

Joe, 14, Northampton, England

"I think they are very distracting for the players and the fans. When I was watching some of the matches I thought there was something wrong with my TV. They are very annoying and think they should be banned."

Savannah, 14, London, England

"The vuvuzelas have hardly ever been used in previous football matches and they add no sense of footballing pride to the game. Get rid of them, they are a waste of plastic!"

Asif, 12, London, England

"Don't ban vuvuzelas!! When I'm watching the football I hardly notice it!! They make no difference, just a slight buzzing noise. You can still hear the commentary so why bother banning them? People just need to chill!"

Courtney, 13, Scotland

"I think they are a celebration for the fans, however they could easily distract the players when playing."

Victoria, 10, Wolverhampton, England

"I think they are quite annoying when watching football but I suppose it's just a bit of fun."

Aaron, 10, West Midlands, England

"Obviously the noise does get irritating at times and my mum says she hates them, but I think it's all part of the experience of a World Cup in South Africa. The atmosphere wouldn't be the same."

Conrad, 12, Tunbridge Wells, England

"They sound like a swarm of angry wasps. It's a HORRIBLE sound."

Bethany, 13, Brittany, France

"I haven't even noticed them!"

Bethany, 14, London, England

"Vuvuzelas are a part of African culture. It doesn't happen every game in England. Just put up with it for a few weeks."

Lexy, 11, London, England

"It is such an annoying noise and it's distracting when your trying to watch the game."

Amy, 10, Manchester, England

"Vuvuzela's are soooooooooooooooo annoying. Why can't they just get rid of them as they get on my nerves?!"

Penny, 14, Wales

"They are quite irritating when I am watching football. I try and focus on the game but the noise keeps grabbing my attention!"

Armaan, 11, Luton, England

"Vuvuzela's are cool and should not be banned as it's a South African tradition and it shows that we are supporting our country. Go England!"

Sara, 12, England

"I think the vuvuzela horns can be distracting but the World Cup can only be in Africa once, so lets make the most of them."

Jasmine, 10, Oldham, England

"I think they are really good because there is no other sound like them!!"

Ben, 11, Bristol, England

"I think they should NOT be banned because it represents a culture and it is a tradition."

Gemma, 13, Yorkshire, England

"I'm surprised the players can hear themselves think! It gets on peoples nerves but it makes it more entertaining for the young children there!"

Chloe, 10, Leicester, England

"They are really annoying, I hope they get banned!"

Marcus, 13, England

"I like these things because it really creates an atmosphere."

Lara, 11, Brighton, England

"I think vuvuzelas should be banned because they are distracting and too loud!"

Sabrina, 13, London, England

"Those vuvuzela things are annoying, but it is nice that people appreciate football."

Lillie, 9, Falkirk, Scotland

"Nooooooooo, they should not be banned. OK, they can get on people's nerves but it is part of football and people supporting their teams."

Emma, 12, East Sussex, England

"My dad keeps complaining about them, and when I came into the room yesterday I thought the horns were a swarm of bees or something! It's so annoying!"

Justine, 11, Co. Louth, Ireland

"I think that the vuvuzela horns should not be banned because the World Cup is only going to be in South Africa once so people are making the most it. If they do get banned then I think that World Cup chiefs need to stop being so serious and think about all the fun people are having with the horns."

Emma, 14, Leeds, England

"Apart from being plain annoying, the horns give me and my family a headache every time we watch the game. I hope they get banned!"

Ameena, 12, Wiltshire, England

"They are distracting but fun, give me lots more of them!"

Gabe, 9, London, England

"They are a part of African football and the World Cup is in Africa. I love them. As long as you can hear the commentators, I think they are brilliant!"

Ollie, 11, Croydon, England

"Personally I think they are cool, but if you're about to take a free kick and someone blows the horn it might distract you!"

Hannah, 11, London, England

"Yes they should. Me and my dad are massive fans, we have watched every game and we cannot hear the commentary! Also, footballers cannot hear their team mates shouting for the ball. It is a putting them off and I wouldn't be surprised if it is louder for certain games."

Abbie, 12, Essex, England

"I hate those stupid things. They are irritating."

Anisah, 11, Edinburgh, Scotland

"I think they are terrible. Whenever I watch any of the World Cup matches I have to mute the TV!"

Rachel, 14, Swansea, Wales

"I think they're really annoying and I don't like watching it because of the noise!"

David, 12, Buckingham, England

"Yes, they are too distracting! The noise gives me a headache and they just distract me, the other fans AND maybe the people playing the game. I think they should get banned forever!!"

Katie, 14, Cwmbran, Wales