There now follows a Facebook post from someone called Cathy Wilkins. It illustrates Facebook at its very worst. Read and judge.
‘This is married dad-of-four Dave Ibbotson. He was the pilot of the plane that was carrying a footballer before the plane crashed.
The media and the football community seem only bothered about sala. So please let’s get his picture out there and give him some compassion and his family a sense of love for their dad because at this moment they must feel like he didn’t matter to anyone but them. “
It is not clear whether Ms Wilkins knows Mr Ibbotson, although there is nothing to suggest she does. She also makes some utterly idiotic assumptions.
One is that “the media and the football community seem only bothered about Sala.” They seem that way to you, Ms Wilkins, but it simply isn’t true. Of course, Sala has had the most publicity because he was a professional footballer. That does not mean no one cares. There is no evidence whatsoever to suggest you are right. None.
“They must feel like he didn’t matter to anyone but them,” adds Ms Wilkins, suddenly acquiring psychic powers, which of course no one has. You have absolutely no idea whether Mr Ibbotson’s family feel that way and, in my view, have no right to assume they do.
In a free country, everyone has the right to express their point of view, no matter how stupid their point of view actually is. You don’t show compassion for getting his picture out there. For all we know, you might be adding to the family’s grief because you don’t know anything about them at all.
Facebook at its worst. Facebook at its most stupid.