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One of the rescues of a youth football team imprisoned in a Thai cave is to consider legal action against Elon Musk after Telsa CEO called him a "pedo" on Twitter.
Vern Unsworth, a British cave scientist, said he was "surprised and very angry" by the billionaire's accusation.
Musk, who built a mini-submarine to help the rescue service was obviously responding after Unsworth called the device "a PR stunt".
During a CNN interview, Unsworth Musk's mini-sub said "absolutely no chance of working" and that Musk could "keep its submarine where it hurts". [1
"The water content was actually very low … you could literally have swung to Cave 5 without any change, which is how the children came in. If not, then I challenge this man to show the final rescue video. "
He then added:" You know what does not interfere with the video. We will do one of the mini-sub / pods all the way to Cave 5 no problemo. Sorry pedo guy, you really asked for it. "
Many users invited Musk to withdraw the comment, but he doubled and wrote" Pay a signed dollar it's true "- before deleting.
Unsworth, 63, told reporters on the cave where a purge operation is in progress The remarks were an attack on the entire rescue crew. Asked if he should consider a legal action against Musk, he told The Guardian: "Yes, that's not clear."
Musk and his team of engineers at SpaceX and The Boring Co. designed the mini-submarine to save the 12 boys and their 25-year-old trainer who got caught in the cave on June 23 when a river flooded the entrance. They finally became security on Tuesday. A Thai Navy SEAL died during the operation.
Muskan's device was designed by a tube for the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. He said the other cave dives and saviors were "unlucky heroes".
The men and their coaches still rescued a quarantine in Chiang Rai, Thailand, Thailand, Monday, where everyone improved quickly, the country's best public health officer said.
In May, Musk met criticism for rejecting questions from analysts and reporters on a conference call as "bonehead" and "boring" and even suggested a Yelp rating system for journalists.