There are a number of republicans who particularly irk unionists. Martina Anderson is one of them (and I'm pretty sure she would regard that as a badge of honour, by the way).
Many believe that she goes out of her way to offend them and Tuesday's tweet was a prime example: "£800m for pensions mainly for those who fought Britain's dirty war in Ireland ... for those involved in collusion ... for British troops like Paras who murdered people on Bloody Sunday ... £800m mainly to discriminate and criminalise and exclude."
It's hard to believe that the MLA didn't know what she was doing.
She knew that it would cause a problem for Sinn Fein. She knew she would probably have to delete the tweet - maybe even issue an apology. She knew it would enrage all sections of unionism. She knew it would offend and deeply hurt many of those entitled to the payment. Yet, knowing all of that, she still clicked the 'send' button on her phone.
Her roots in the IRA go back 40 years. She was born in the Bogside in April 1962 into a well-known republican family.
Speaking to BBC Talkback last year, she said: "I am an Irish republican. I was born into a sectarian state, a city that was gerrymandered.
"I was born into a town that had Bloody Sunday and internment. I was born into a time when people made choices about righting the wrong that was done."
Her choice was to join the Provisional IRA in the late 1970s, when she was a teenager. Shortly afterwards, she was arrested leaving a furniture store in Derry and charged with possession of a firearm and causing an explosion.
After two months on remand in Armagh women's prison, she was released on bail and fled across the border to Buncrana, an area frequently used by on-the-run members of the IRA, primarily because it was close to Derry.
Not much is known about what she did next, but in June 1985 she was arrested in Glasgow with four other IRA members, including Brighton bomber Patrick Magee.
All five were convicted of conspiring to cause explosions in England (although her conviction didn't include the Brighton bombing) and she was sentenced to life imprisonment in June 1986 - after which she gained a first-class honours degree in social science from the Open University.
She was released in November 1998 as part of the Good Friday Agreement and soon gained prominence within Sinn Fein. In March 2007, she was elected an MLA for Foyle and became one of the first Sinn Fein members to join the Policing Board. She also served as a junior minister from May 2011 until June 2012, when she replaced Bairbre de Brun as Sinn Fein's MEP. When the role ended - after Brexit - she was co-opted back to the Assembly in February 2020.
Ironically, given how unionists view her, Sinn Fein appointed her as director of their Unionist outreach project in 2006/07, causing most to believe that the party wasn't actually serious the scheme.
The key thing to know about Anderson is that she is rated by Sinn Fein's leadership, key players and grassroots.
She was regarded as one of Martin McGuinness's proteges and would probably have made it to the Executive as a full minister had it not been for the fact that it was believed she would be more useful in Brussels, where, in fairness, she developed a much higher profile than her predecessor.
While what she tweeted may have been particularly blunt, it's also true that many probably share her view.
Sinn Fein is unhappy at having been forced, as they would see it, to give the imprimatur to designating a lead department and progressing the victims' payments scheme.
Anderson's anger will be welcomed at many levels of the party, which means she's not going to be disciplined, let alone forced to stand down.
The party, for reasons best known to itself, still counts her as an asset.
It wasn't her first 'losing it' moment - and it won't be her last.
Sinn Fein's Martina Anderson has apologised "unreservedly" for remarks she made claiming the Troubles victims' pension would mainly benefit "those who fought Britain's dirty war in Ireland".