Earlier today we reported how Audi Galway had landed itself in some hot water after the results of a social media competition were questioned by fans.
Last week, the car dealership posted a Facebook competition offering fans the chance to win a 152 AUDI A3 Cabrio for the August Bank Holiday Weekend.
Fans were asked to “like” and share the post as well as tagging “a friend you want to bring for a spin”.
The competition post, designed to boost the Audi Galway social media presence, stated that the winner would be announced on Friday, July 31st at 3pm.
Earlier this afternoon, a winner by the name of May Lydon was announced. However, as fans quickly noted, there was no such Facebook user with that name.
The dealership was quickly faced with a barrage of comments suggesting the competition was “fake” or “fixed”, with several comments being deleted and the original announcement post disappearing from the page.
Now, a representative for Audi Galway has gotten in touch with Her.ie to clear up the matter. In a statement, the rep said:
The competition to win an 152 AUDI A3 Cabrio for the August Bank Holiday Weekend has been won by David Lydon.
David and his mother May Lydon will collect the car tomorrow morning.
Audi Galway ran the Facebook competition over the past number of days and David Lydon was selected at random as the competition winner. Upon contacting David, he asked that the prize be presented to his mother May Lydon.
Audi Galway announced May Lydon as the winner. May Lydon does not have a Facebook profile.