PBA bans use of airhorns, vuvuzelas, and other similar noisemakers during games

InterAKTV, via InterAksyon.com, reports that the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) has banned "the use of airhorns, vuvuzelas, and similar noisemakers during all the league’s games."

InterAKTV, via InterAksyon.com, reports that the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) has banned "the use of airhorns, vuvuzelas, and similar noisemakers during all the league’s games." In a text message to InterAKTV, PBA commissioner Chito Salud noted that fans had made the request to ban the horns and that the PBA is implementing the ban for the "general welfare and well-being of the paying public."

 

Moreover, as InterAKTV revealed, "Salud also said that the noisemakers has adverse effects on the playing conditions of the games, relating to distractions on player and game officials as well as communication difficulties encountered by players, coaches, and game officials."

 

The report pointed out that "fans of Meralco [had] started the trend with the use of vuvuzelas during games, a move that was protested by officials of the Bolts' quarterfinal round opponents, B-MEG, before the PBA. Citing lack of action by the league, fans of the Llamados decided to bring airhorns to Game Two of the series last Wednesday, April 4."

 

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