I was contacted the other day by someone who wished to share their view with me about the recent post which appeared on the 'Govanhill Go' Facebook page.
The nub of what this person had to say was: 'How can anyone know who made this comment because lots of people use the Govanhill Go page?'
Now I'm no expert, but I think it's obvious that the person (or people) who manage and administer the Govanhill Go page must be able to identify the individual concerned - just as I can tell who comments on my own Facebook page.
I wish all of life's mysteries was so simple to clear up.
Goings On In Govanhill 2 (07/005/20)
Lots of people commented on my post about the Glasgow carer, Elizabeth Crosbie, who was attacked on the 'Govanhill Go' Facebook page.
Now as far as I know no one has taken responsibility or apologised for this behaviour which is very odd because the Govanhill Go Facebook page claims that "This page is for positive content...." and "Insults/trolling aren't allowed.....".
Sounds like a case of 'Do as I say, not as I do!'.
Glad someone is calling out this group on this
The comment from that person from Govanhill Go is totally UNACCEPTABLE and a public apology is the very least to expect.
Should be ashamed of themselves
How very RUDE.
I think a full blown apology is need here HOW DARE THE PERSON WHO WROTE THAT SHIT NOT BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE...SO COME COWARD WHATS YOUR NAME...BEHIND YOUR GOVANHILL GO!!!
That’s Disgusting & I Hope They Apologise Publicly.
So wrong to blacken any ones character specially when they have never met
Liz they are cowards, trust me and everyone on this page you are the best
Hi l don’t know you Liz but reading about you are doing wonderful job for everyone keep your head up high never mind what people say if they can’t say it to your face just you enjoy what you are doing and helping people
Goings On In Govanhill (04/05/20)
Everyone is entitled to express their own opinions - it's a free country after all and these days it's on social media where most of us choose to have our say, on matters big and small.
But if you ask me, even on social media, it's still important to remember your manners and show respect, especially if you are in a position of some responsibility or influence.
So how do you explain this ugly Facebook comment by the organisation 'Govanhill Go', a group that says its aim is to "share positive things happening in the Govanhill area past, present and future".
Now the comment was sent on Friday to 'journostacey', Stacey Mullen, a journalist at the Glasgow Evening Times which has asked readers to nominate 'key workers' who have helped keep essential services going during the Coronavirus pandemic.
A worthy campaign and good cause, but the encouragement to 'research' a particular nominee was directed at Elizabeth Crosbie a Home Carer from Govanhill, whose name was put forward by her daughter.
Now why in the world would anyone do something so nasty and spiteful, particularly as it makes themself look really bad while bringing Govanhill Go itself into disrepute?
But whatever the reason if you ask me, Govanhill Go definitely owe Elizabeth Crosbie and her daughter a fulsome apology.