Story is from Germany. The beating was fairly severe, news reports say. For the uninitiated, vuvuzelas are a type of plastic horn used by fans at South African soccer games and have become more widely known thanks to this year's World Cup. Theologians believe the vuvuzela is part of God's punishment for humanity.
Soccer fans blow vuvuzelas prior to the World Cup group F soccer match between Paraguay and New Zealand at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, South Africa, Thursday, June 24, 2009. (AP Photo/Guillermo Arias)