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Brazilian authorities ban caxirolas from World Cup stadiums
Brazilian authorities ban caxirolas from World Cup stadiums

Remember the vuvuzela, the long plastic horn whose sound polluted both stadiums and television broadcasts during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa? Of course you do. When 40,000 of them were played together, it sounded like a swarm of angry bees -- and, according to studies, it also had the potential to cause real harm to people's eardrums. Yet FIFA, the World Cup organizer, refused to ban them from the stadiums because the horns are a part of South Africa's soccer culture in much the same way the wave is tolerated at sporting events in this country. Now comes the caxirola, Brazil's slightly quieter equivalent of the vuvuzela, which fans had planned to use at stadiums...

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