Chris Patten To Urge Government to Ban Vuvuzelas

The Telegraph reports that Archbishop Vincent Nichols is concerned that vuvuzelas, blamed for ruining the usual respectful silence of football matches, could be used during the Papal Visit to the UK. Tatchell, Hitchens, Fry and Dawkins have apparently all responded by letter to the Archbishop, saying, "Thanks Archbishop! Great idea!"

'Although himself an avid football fan, the Most Rev Vincent Nichols, the head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, is worried that the forthcoming Papal visit could be marred by vuvuzelas. "I have had enough of them already," says the Archbishop of Westminster. "I hope they stay in South Africa. Personally, I think the football would be more enjoyable without this constant cacophony."
He is concerned that some people have got into the habit of using the plastic horns during the World Cup in South Africa and might not be able to resist using them when Pope Benedict XVI, pictured, addresses crowds in Britain. The Pope is due to arrive in September for a state visit when he will meet the Queen and beatify Cardinal John Henry Newman. He is scheduled to visit Glasgow, Edinburgh, Coventry and London during his four-day visit and address a number of crowds. Archbishop Nichols has often spoken of his love of the beautiful game, and, in particular, his devotion to Liverpool Football Club. He recently named Kenny Dalglish as his sporting hero.'

Comments

pelerin said…
According to today's Daily Mail website a woman has succeded in bursting her windpipe by blowing one of these! With a bit of luck they will be banned under the elf'n safety rules. I understand they are 3 feet long so would be difficult to smuggle into any Papal event although I suppose they could be taped to the inside of a trouser leg. Perhaps body searches will be necessary?
Patricius said…
So, Pelerin, you have an inside leg in excess of 3foot!
pelerin said…
Patricius - yes I am VERY tall!
Richard said…
How long before someone writes a Mass setting for them?