Spanish golfer Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño has brutally when put next 2019 TIME Particular person of the 12 months Greta Thunberg to Adolf Hitler in a peculiar sequence of tweets on Friday.
Thunberg is a world-renowned environmental activist, who has campaigned for higher motion to fight local weather trade. The Swede made headlines in August by way of crusing to New York Town for local weather meetings, opting for to not fly in hopes of lowering her carbon footprint.
After Thunberg used to be introduced TIME’s Particular person 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 yr within the books! Revel in @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 by way of evaluating the 16-year-old to Hitler and Joseph Stalin.
“So what? Adolf Hitler used to be @TIME Particular person of the 12 months in 1938. So used to be Stalin, now not as soon as however two times,” Fernández-Castaño posted.
Earlier winners of TIME’s Particular person of the 12 months come with American Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump, together with Mark Zuckerberg and Vladimir Putin.
The accolade is awarded yearly to an individual or crew that “for higher or for worse … has finished essentially the most to persuade the occasions of the yr”.
Fernández-Castaño has been a certified golfer since 2004, with 8 skilled wins. He recently is living in Florida in the US.