Fans may soon have the option to cut out the sound of the vuvuzela trumpets when watching the World Cup on television.
The BBC is investigating ways of transmitting an alternative feed of matches on the red button which would limited the buzzing sound made by the plastic horns.
There have been numerous complaints from viewers that the sound is spoiling their enjoyment of the matches but hopes that they might be banned were quashed by a spokesman for the local World Cup organising committee.
"Vuvuzelas are here to stay and will never be banned. People love the vuvuzelas around the world. Only a minority are against vuvuzelas," said Rich Mkhondo.
The BBC, who have received 545 complaints, are now looking at alternatives.
"If the vuvuzela continues to impact on audience enjoyment, we will look at what other options we can take to reduce the volume further," a spokeswoman said.
It is likely the vuvuzela could make it to the English game next season with Sainsbury's confirming they sold 22,000 horns in the 12 hours before England's opening game against the USA.
"There is a good chance they will end up in our grounds because people will bring them back from the World Cup," admitted a Football League spokesman.
"It is a matter for individual clubs, as is the case with drums and other musical instruments."