Who doesn't like to toot their own horn once in a while? South Africans have waited a lifetime to host The World Cup soccer tournament and figure they've more than earned the right to blow those trumpets called "vuvuzelas" at the games—but now there are calls to ban them. Sure, they're loud and have been the subject of complaints from broadcasters, players, and even some of the fans themselves, but South Africans will argue they are a part of not only their soccer culture, but of African culture in general. NBC's Ian Williams is in South Africa for us and has gotten an earful over the controversy. On tonight's broadcast, Ian will tell us all about it and demonstrate just how loud the vuvuzelas are.
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I'll look for you tonight on NBC Nightly news.