Manchester United has joined the growing list of Barclays Premier League clubs that have banned vuvuzelas from their stadiums.
The horn instrument has been a fixture at sporting events in South Africa since 2002, but divided public opinion at the recent World Cup. FIFA even came under pressure to ban the instrument after a deluge of complaints from television viewers, fans and players.
Now, Manchester United has confirmed supporters will not be allowed to bring the instrument into Old Trafford.
A club spokesperson said: "The decision was taken after careful consideration and in light of correspondence received from fans. We recognise the vuvuzela was a feature at the World Cup – and we're sure it will remain a part of the matchday experience in South Africa – but in the context of English football we believe it's had its day."