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GERMAN soccer boss Franz Beckenbauer has joined the defence team of the vuvuzelas, saying it will be wrong to ban them for the 2010 Fifa World Cup finals.
Beckenbauer is echoing the sentiments of Sepp Blatter, the Fifa president, who was the first prominent soccer boss to say he did not have a problem with vuvuzelas.
Also known as "Der Kaiser" (the emperor), Beckenbauer was the chief executive of the 2006 Fifa World Cup in Germany and the face of Adidas.
He said the vuvuzela was part of the South African soccer celebration. It adds to the euphoric atmosphere at the match venues, he said.
"I watched the opening matches of the Confederations Cup from my house, you could hear the noise of the vuvuzelas. But when I got inside the stadium, the noise was not bad at all.
"The vuvuzelas are part of African soccer culture. This is Africa, not Europe. People must not be bothered by it [the vuvuzela]."
When asked about the complaints by players from Spain and Brazil that it was too noisy, Beckenbauer said: "Maybe at first, but they get used to it as the match progresses."