Spanish golfer Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño has brutally when compared 2019 TIME Individual of the 12 months Greta Thunberg to Adolf Hitler in a odd collection of tweets on Friday.
Thunberg is a world-renowned environmental activist, who has campaigned for better motion to battle local weather exchange. The Swede made headlines in August via crusing to New York Town for local weather meetings, opting for to not fly in hopes of decreasing her carbon footprint.
After Thunberg was once introduced TIME’s Individual of the 12 months on Thursday, turning into the youngest individual in historical past to take action, Fernández-Castaño posted a map on Twitter detailing his flight paths from 2019.
“Any other 12 months within the books! Experience @GretaThunberg,” Fernández-Castaño posted.
The 39-year-old additionally shared a graphic detailing the volume of CO2 and methane the planes ejected all over his flights.
Fernández-Castaño inevitably confronted some backlash, however doubled down on his grievance of Thunberg via evaluating the 16-year-old to Hitler and Joseph Stalin.
“So what? Adolf Hitler was once @TIME Individual of the 12 months in 1938. So was once Stalin, now not as soon as however two times,” Fernández-Castaño posted.
Earlier winners of TIME’s Individual of the 12 months come with American Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump, at the side of Mark Zuckerberg and Vladimir Putin.
The accolade is awarded yearly to an individual or team that “for higher or for worse … has performed essentially the most to steer the occasions of the 12 months”.
Fernández-Castaño has been a qualified golfer since 2004, with 8 skilled wins. He these days is living in Florida in america.