Thursday, 24 May 2007

Michael Howard, UEFA and the Poll tax!

Former Tory leader, Michael Howard has come under fire from the European Football authority- UEFA.
Howard, as a Liverpool supporter (how did he get a ticket?) was at the Champions League final in Athens. when asked by the BBC, he was very critical of the Greek authorities and UEFA and he stated correctly that the stadium was not suitable for a final. . But the best bit of all was the answer by UEFA spokesman, William Gaillard when asked by the BBC to answer the criticism from Michael Howard. William answered,

"It is very easy to say it is not a suitable stadium, coming from the man who invented the poll tax!"

Classic! To be fair to Howard- the stadium was not fit for the game but in defence of UEFA, the final needs to be shared all over Europe - and most of the grounds that will be used for Euro 2008 are smaller than the ground in Athens. Any final involving an English Club, will see the amount of tickets available to supporters not being enough to cater for those who wish to travel. Maybe Mr Howard should have given his ticket to a supporter who goes to every Liverpool game.

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