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YouTube Gets a Vuvuzela Button

Leave it up to the world’s largest online video portal to come up with some pretty hilarious stuff, from idiots dancing in front of a camera to people falling flat on their faces while attempting some ridiculous stunt, YouTube has now added a Vuvuzela button featured on some soccer related videos. Seriously.

On select videos, some football related, some not, YouTube has added a small button that resembles a soccer ball located towards the bottom right panel of the video. Clicking on it will of course activate the incessant drone of the Vuvuzela that we all know so well from hearing at matches during the World Cup in South Africa.

Are viewers of videos on YouTube so desperate to hear the (love it or hate it) horn at all times of the day and night, or is this prank another move by YouTube to prove their ever increasing cultural relevance? 

Many readers of EPL Talk have opined on whether or not FIFA should ban the vuvuzela from World Cup matches in recent weeks. With little success, the protesters and letter writers’ complaints have all but fallen on FIFA’s deaf ears.

Some TV viewers of World Cup matches were able to get a temporary reprieve from the noise when TV stations offered a quieter version of the match on a different channel, but this service hasn’t been available to each and every World Cup fan across the globe.

Since we’re now three weeks into the World Cup, have you gotten used to the vuvuzela’s incessant buzzing, or do you hate it just as much as when you first heard it’s bee-like drone? Have you ever woken up to the sound of a vuvuzela when your significant other tunes into the day’s early match? Leave a comment below.

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  1. Vuvuzela Hater

    June 28, 2010 at 10:23 am

    If you hate vuvuzelas, try MuteVuvuzela – is a small Ms Windows application
    that allows you to remove the annoying vuvuzela sound while you are watching the World Cup.

  2. Mike in Idaho

    June 25, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    These things are an abomination, I wonder if the EPL will take steps to ban them if people really do start abusing them in EPL matches.

  3. CR7

    June 25, 2010 at 11:46 am

    It’s on every youtube video that isn’t interrupted by an ad.

  4. Big Al

    June 25, 2010 at 11:25 am

    How about this? You can add the vuvuzela sound to any web page. Go to and then add the web page address to the end.

    For example:

    Honestly I was never bothered by them in this World Cup. Maybe it is because I got used to it during the Confederations Cup last summer.

  5. David the Yank

    June 25, 2010 at 11:08 am

    HATE IT. The worst thing I have read this month is that hundreds of thousands of these ridiculous horns have been sold in supermarkets in England, and that MANY EPL supporters claim they will bring them to EVERY EPL match this season, to ruin the English game! (well, the last four words are mine, but I believe it!)

    • Jeff

      June 25, 2010 at 12:37 pm

      Even though the sounds of vuvuzelas has diminished somewhat these days, it’s still as annoying as before. If those horns are being forced into each league by FIFA, they should just shut down the league until that piece of garbage gets banned completely.

    • ovalball

      June 25, 2010 at 4:51 pm

      The real problem with them, imo, is that for TV viewers they take the crowd atmosphere out of the match. No chants or songs can be heard.

      I can’t believe the English fans will allow it….or the EPL for that matter.

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