Rootin’, tootin’ soc­cer fans

Austin American-Statesman - - OPINION -

Re: June 29 ar­ti­cle “In­stru­ment of the buzz.” I re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate and agree with Joe Gross’ ar­gu­ment for vu­vuze­las. Last spring, when I stud­ied abroad in Cape Town, South Africa, I was able to at­tend a soc­cer game. Vu­vuze­las abounded, and the noise gave a sense of place.

In a time when the world is be­com­ing less lo­cal­ized and more glob­al­ized by the day, and per­haps less col­or­ful and more bland, we should wel­come the pres­ence of an in­stru­ment at the World Cup that is in­nately lo­cal, col­or­ful and South African. erin Jones

austin

themba hadebe AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

this fan at a World Cup soc­cer match in south africa last month was de­ter­mined to be loud — with or with­out her vu­vuzela.

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