Ad Hominem – the resort of the infantile.

After Michael Howard condemned the UEFA handling of the recent UEFA cup final, the rebuttal by the UEFA official, William Gaillard was the following;

“It is very easy to say it is not a suitable stadium, coming from the man that invented the poll tax.”

This is a classic Ad Hominen logical fallacy.

Rather than address the concerns raised by Michael Howard over the UEFA handling of the match, he decided to take the intellectually bankrupt path of attacking the person.

I guess Mr. Howard must have had some valid points as they sure hit a nerve at UEFA for them to steep so low as to use Ad Hominen in a press conference!

Now, I am not a football fan, and I am most definitely not a Conservative, but I do not like people using ivalid logic in their arguments. And Ad Hominen is the most vile and underhand.

UEFA should be ashamed.

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