So­cial me­dia: think twice

Motor Sport News - - Rally Reports -

Thank good­ness the sport’s gov­ern­ing body, the Mo­tor Sports As­so­ci­a­tion, is act­ing in a pos­i­tive way re­gard­ing the neg­a­tiv­ity and some­times nas­ti­ness that one of­ten sees on mo­tor­sport so­cial me­dia sites and fo­rums.

The ma­jor­ity of in­di­vid­u­als who post th­ese of­fen­sive and ig­no­rant com­ments about driv­ers and race day affairs do not know the driv­ers per­son­ally and have never sat in a race car in their lives, yet think they are ex­pert enough to pass judge­ment. How easy does it all look from your arm­chair?

The dan­ger be­ing once it’s posted, it is out there for all to see and can­not be taken back.

I hope the MSA does take se­ri­ously cases of ver­bal abuse on so­cial me­dia, and more peo­ple take the view ‘if you haven’t got any­thing nice to say, don’t say any­thing at all’. Ju­dith Jor­dan (An­drew Jor­dan’s mum) Lich­field

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