Lancs pub owner investigates claims of ‘racist’ Facebook posts
Written by Skywave Radio News on June 15, 2020
Reports of ‘racist’ posts being shared on social media by a Lancashire pub manager are being investigated by the owner.
At the end of last week, LancsLive was contacted following reports of ‘disgusting’ and ‘racist’ posts shared publicly on Facebook by Dom-Lee Daly, the manager of the Beam and Brycg pub in Bamber Bridge.
A concerned member of the public flagged up the posts, saying that it was ‘pretty disgusting’ and that the brewery ‘wouldn’t be happy’.
One of the posts, which was available when Mr Daly was contacted – but which was later deleted along with several others, included a joke about the death of George Floyd who died at the hands of police in Minneapolis.
He immediately denied his association with the pub and claimed that his profile had been hacked during this time, despite the posts dating back at least two months.
His LinkedIn account lists him as the ‘general manager’ for the Bamber Bridge establishment and other posts to Facebook show a recently completed renovation project he conducted at the currently closed pub.
After he was contacted for a comment Mr Daly blocked the reporter from social media and deleted the posts, which were screengrabbed.
Following the complaints, the Vixen Pub Company – which owns the Beam and Brycg as well as nine other pubs across the country, contacted LancsLive to confirm that an investigation had been launched.
A spokesperson for Vixen Pubs said: “We do not condone racism in any form within our pubs. We are urgently investigating the matter and will take the appropriate internal action”