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Elon Musk makes vile ‘pedo’ slur at British hero diver who saved boys from Thai cave and claims he ‘didn’t see him’ at rescue


BILLIONAIRE Elon Musk has launched a sickening Twitter rant against a heroic British caver who led the rescue of 12 Thai schoolboys trapped in a cave – branding him a ‘pedo’.

The American businessman attacked the expat claiming “he never saw him at the cave” during the rescue mission.

 Elon Musk launched the Twitter attack after hearing the caver's dismissive comments about his submarine

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Elon Musk launched the Twitter attack after hearing the caver’s dismissive comments about his submarine
 The vile slur came following criticism of the billionaire

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The vile slur came following criticism of the billionaire

Vernon Unsworth, 63, co-led the operation to save the schoolboys from the cave and earlier accused Musk of making a “PR stunt” and said the Tesla CEO can “stick his submarine where it hurts”.

The financial broker told CNN: “It just had absolutely no chance of working. He had no conception of what the cave passage was like.

“The submarine, I believe, was about five-foot-six long, rigid, so it wouldn’t have gone round any corners or any obstacles.”

The tech billionaire later ranted on Twitter that he would make a video proving the sub would have worked, adding: “Sorry pedo guy, you really did ask for it”. The tweet has since been deleted.

 Mr Unsworth co-led the rescue mission to get the boys out of the flooded cave system

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Mr Unsworth co-led the rescue mission to get the boys out of the flooded cave system
 The billionaire launched his Twitter tirade after hearing the caver's comments about the submarine
The billionaire launched his Twitter tirade after hearing the caver’s comments about the submarine
 Musk's submarine was designed to help rescue some the lads from the cave

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Musk’s submarine was designed to help rescue some the lads from the cave

In a string of tweets responding to a journalist mentioning Mr Unsworth’s comments, Musk said: “Never saw this British expat guy who lives in Thailand at any point when we were in the caves.

“Only people in sight were the Thai navy/army guys, who were great.

“Their navy seals escorted us in – total opposite of wanting us to leave.

“Water level was actually very low & still (not flowing) – you could have literally swum into Cave 5 with no gear, which is obv how kids got in. If not true, then I challenge this dude to show final rescue video.

 Since being rescued the boys have been recovering in hospital and will be able to go home next week

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Since being rescued the boys have been recovering in hospital and will be able to go home next week
 Musk continued his Twitter attack claiming saying he would show the submarine being used in the cave system
Musk continued his Twitter attack claiming saying he would show the submarine being used in the cave system
 The billionaire claimed he had only seen Thai navy seals and army members at the cave during the rescue effort

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The billionaire claimed he had only seen Thai navy seals and army members at the cave during the rescue effort
Elon Musk tests out mini-submarines that will arrive in Thailand TODAY to help rescue cave boys

“Huge credit to pump and generator team. Unsung heroes here.

“You know what, don’t even bother showing the video. We will make one of the mini-sub/pod going all the way to Cave 5 no problemo.”

Mr Unsworth spent years exploring the Tham Luang cave system where the boys were trapped for 17 days, meaning he had expert knowledge that was vital to the rescue.

Musk was mocked online after the lads were rescued from the caves without the help of his submarine, he has now hit back claiming the dive teams encouraged him to continue the work.

Earlier Musk tweeted a screenshot of an email from Richard Stanton who co-lead the rescue dive team telling him it was “absolutely worth continuing with the developments” of the submarine.

He claimed Mr Stanton was the actual expert in the rescue rather than Mr Unsworth and that he was told his submarine “may well be used”.

Jubilant scenes in Thailand following the safe rescue of the boys football team from the caves


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