World Cup Refuses to Ban Deafening Plastic Trumpets, called 'Vuvuzelas'

The incessant blasting of the plastic trumpets has become the unofficial World Cup soundtrack, but the vuvuzelas have triggered controversy.

A BBC report said chief organizer Danny Jordaan had not ruled out banning the horns, but Rich Mkhondo, a spokesman for the local World Cup organizing committee, said "Vuvuzelas are here to stay and will never be banned."

The nonstop drone of plastic horns has been the soundtrack of the World Cup so far, on and off the field, and they're so annoying that FIFA is considering a ban. It can't come soon enough for some. "We can't sleep at night because of the vuvuzelas." the French captain tells the BBC. "We can't hear one another out on the pitch because of them."