Further to Sunday's posting concerning Nigel Short's repeated comments to an arbiter that he was lucky not to suffer physical violence at Nigel's hands, my thanks to Sean O'Keefe for drawing my attention to this tweet from September.
Since Nigel's done this three times now, there's no way this can be explained as simply a joke: it's a deliberate attempt to bully and humiliate an official. And since the Tweet is addressed to his victim, it's the exact equivalent of sending a threatening email at work, a transgression from which you would be lucky to escape without being sacked.
It's abysmal behaviour on Nigel's part.
One good answer to this conduct is this:
but it shouldn't be the only answer. Two other things should happen, neither of which is at all likely to happen.
One is that FIDE should bring a serious disciplinary charge against Nigel.
The other is that Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam should cease to provide a space in his magazine for the egotistical bullying that is Nigel's major behavioural characteristic.