Originally posted by z00t
Short was reprimanded for calling the FIDE vice president a "dunderhead" and thus violating art. 2.2.11 of the FIDE Code of Ethics".
Short: “Fide deputy president Yiorgos Makropoulos and vice-president Zurab Azmaiparashvili spent more time in San Luis at their hotel 16 km away than they did in the tournament hall despite being paid thousands of dollars, plus considerable expenses, to do their job on the Appeal’s Committee. It came as absolutely no surprise to me that these dunderheads
would flunk the first crisis that they were presented with i.e. Elista toiletgate. I might add that Azmai is singularly inappropriate for such work having, by his own admission, cheated in winning the 2003 European Championship.”
FIDE ethics board: “…criticism directed against a public figure…is justified by the right to freedom of expression and of criticism.” “ [But] the use of the word “dunderhead” was a needless insult…in using the word “dunderhead” Mr. Nigel Short exceeded in the expression of his opinions, abusing of the right to criticism and committed a conduct likely to injure or discredit Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili’s reputation, thus violating art. 2.2.11 of the FIDE Code of Ethics.”