AN IMMEDIATE review of the ‘friends list‘ was requested by Waterford man Patrick Hogan following an ex-school friends drunken comment late last Saturday night.
The 32-year-old father of three has become the latest victim of an epidemic called ‘facedrinking’ plaguing thousands of Facebook members across the world.
Last night the insulted man’s family asked people to stop this horrific practice before anyone else gets hurt.
“Drinking while leaving smart ass comments on facebook is cowardly” said James Hogan, the mans father.
The situation started after the fuel injection technician was left a cryptic but very smart and insulting comment by Gerard Kennedy at 02:45am on Sunday morning.
A multiple of likes soon followed the comment which read: ‘Long time man! I see you really made something out of yourself. A fuel injection technician….LOLZ? You done a great job in filling up my BMW with petrol last week….remember? Not a drop spilled. Hahahaha…ya clown!’
The post had sparked numerous questions about Mr.Hogans actual job description from friends and family.
In a statement to WWN, Hogan stated: “It was uncalled for! Just because he owns his own business and drives a car doesn’t mean he can just go online when he’s drunk and make horrible comments like that.
“I work on the forecourt of a petrol station. So what!There’s no need to take the piss out of me like that. That is the job title that was given to me 8 years ago. Its not funny.”
Kennedy (31), who had stayed in drinking that night, has formally apologised on facebook by deleting the comment early the next day, but not before it was too late.
“I didn’t mean to be a prick. It just came out. I just read his information on the profile page. I couldn’t stop laughing at the time. I found it really funny that he would call himself that.
“When I woke up the next morning I vaguely remembered what I had posted. I logged on and deleted all comments I made that night just to be sure, a practice I do on regular occasion.”
“I didn’t mean any harm in it.” he added.
Mr.Kennedy has since been blocked from Hogans friend list and vows never to facedrink again.