Well, if he's your special friend, too bad. He's still acting like a shitneck. I didn't read anything into it, and since my reaction was similarly corroborated by LMNO and Khara, I think your protection of him (why you doing that, anyway? it's up to HIM to make friends) is odd.
Be that as it may, I'll just stay the fuck outta his way, shall I? And put him in ignore.
But I don't appreciate the board nannying Nigel.