Musk says tweet about shopping for Manchester United was a joke

 Elon Musk. Picture: AFP/file 

WASHINGTON: Elon Musk tweeted on Tuesday that “I am not shopping for any sports activities groups”, calling a viral submit about him buying Manchester United a joke.

The world’s richest man has a behavior of posting provocative statements on Twitter for enjoyable and Musk was at it once more when he advised his greater than 103 million followers: “Additionally, I am shopping for Manchester United ur welcome.”

The billionaire Tesla and SpaceX CEO made the remark in reply to a different of his tweets, about supporting each of the USA’ two main political events.

The 51-year-old, who’s embroiled in a lawsuit over his bid to purchase Twitter, was subsequently requested on the platform if he was severe about proudly owning Manchester United.

“No, it is a long-running joke on Twitter. I am not shopping for any sports activities groups,” Musk replied, after his unique tweet garnered practically 500,000 “likes” in a matter of hours.

“Though, if it have been any group, it might be Man U. They have been my fav group as a child.”

Manchester United, one of many greatest golf equipment in world soccer however struggling a protracted stoop, are owned by the Glazer household. They’ve been focused by offended followers.

There was no rapid response from United or its house owners to Musk’s tweets.

Shares of the group listed on the New York Inventory Alternate are down yr so far, however ended Tuesday flat, with a market capitalization of $2.1 billion.

Regardless of calling it a joke, Musk’s tweet might land him in bother with US regulators.

The Glazers are the main target of fan fury after the group’s dramatic fall from grace.

The Individuals additionally personal the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, an NFL franchise in Florida.

United followers have protested towards the group’s senior administration for poor performances lately, in addition to their involvement in a plan to begin a brand new “Tremendous League” of Europe’s richest groups.

The Purple Devils completed final season a lowly sixth within the English Premier League.

United have made one other poor begin to the marketing campaign below their new coach Erik ten Hag and are backside of the desk after two defeats in as many video games.

Recent protests towards the Glazers are deliberate forward of United’s subsequent recreation, at dwelling to fierce rivals Liverpool on August 22.

Musk, who just lately offered practically $7 billion value of Tesla shares, is in a significant authorized battle within the US state of Delaware over his aborted plan to purchase Twitter.

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