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Sven Wipperfürth (27) from Rommerskirchen, North Rhine Westfalen, is probably the first German vuvuzela victim. He is now on sick leave with tinnitus – a ringing in the ears – and a prescription.
It happened during Germany’s World Cup opener against Australia. Wipperfürth was at a public viewing event in Neuss and when Lukas Podolski scored the first goal, an anonymous trumpeter blasted him in the ear with a South African vuvuzela.
"It was so loud that I winced," Wipperfurth recalled. He had ringing and beeping in his ears after the incident.
The Germany fan went to the doctor who wrote him a sick note for five days and prescribed tablets for blood flow to the brain to be taken daily.
And Wupperfürth has sounded the alarm over the vuvuzelas: "These devil’s trumpets must be banned!"
Originally posted by J.Clear
Seriously. What a dodgy decision. I'm guessing we're in the right place to discuss conspiracies, right?
That was shocking. In the replays, at least four Americans were being manhandled. Bradley was getting a big ol bearhug. No offside. But the foul goes against the US. And then the referee refuses to tell them what the foul was...
Originally posted by Teknikal
I just read the BBC are considering filtering them out now because of complaints, so everyone should send complaints to TV stations not that this benefits the players as noted earlier.
I seriously don't think an African nation should be allowed any world tournament ever again I've never seen a world cup as bad in every way.
But he, i am also glad for you Irish, France is [as good as] kicked out.. if i saw your last friendly games [all won] and how France stole that qualification match with Henry's handsball..cheers!
[edit on 18-6-2010 by Foppezao]