PRETORIA: A threat to ban vuvuzelas during the 2010 World Cup finals because they might be used to make trouble rather than noise was beaten off by the vocal ire public opinion in South Africa.

But now, it appears, the concerns of officials of world federation FIFA may not have been so far wide of the mark.

Officials of the domestic Premier Soccer League are considering such a measure after an increase in the number of incidents in which the single-note horns have been used as weapons.#

PSL general manager Derek Blanckensee told local media: “Our rules ban all dangerous weapons from matches. If the vuvuzela is to become a dangerous weapon then we will look into this.”

Several vuvuzelas were thrown at Orlando Pirates coach Roger de Sa after his side were held at home by AmaZulu at Durban’s Moses Mabhida stadium last week.

Also in Durban an angry fan ran across the pitch and tried to attack a referee with his vuvuzela during a league match between Lamontville Golden Arrows and Kaizer Chiefs.