In a mix of tweets that could be from the Middle Ages, tech billionaire Elon Musk has challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin to a ‘single combat’ duel. Beginning by tweeting “By the pricking of my thumbs…”, Musk followed up with
“I hereby challenge
Владимир Путин (Vladimir Putin)
to single combat
Stakes are Україна (Ukraine)”
Elon Musk, who has sent millions of dollars of StarLink Rapid Deployments Kits to assist Ukraine’s emergency communications, followed up his tweet by saying “Вы согласны на этот бой?”, directly tagging the Kremlin, which translated to “Do you agree to this fight?”.
Elon’s Twitter followers have weighed in on the battle, sharing their opinions.
One follower asked Elon if he had thought this through, or was she missing something, to which Elon replied, “I am absolutely serious”.