“No, this is a long-running joke on Twitter. I’m not buying any sports teams,” Musk stated, when requested by a consumer if he was critical about shopping for the membership.
@teslaownersSV No, this can be a long-running joke on Twitter. I’m not shopping for any sports activities groups.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 1660710885000
About 4 hours earlier, Musk had tweeted: “I’m buying Manchester United ur (sic) welcome,” with out providing any particulars. Some Manchester United followers, disgruntled by their membership’s declining fortunes of late, had beforehand urged Musk on Twitter to contemplate shopping for the membership.
Also, I’m shopping for Manchester United ur welcome
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 1660694506000
The tweet turnaround comes as Musk seeks to exit a $44 billion settlement to purchase Twitter solely 4 months after saying on the platform he would purchase the social media firm, which has taken him to court docket.
Musk has a historical past of being unconventional and posting irreverent tweets, making it troublesome generally to inform when he’s joking.
“Next I’m buying Coca-Cola to put the cocaine back in,” he tweeted on April 27, two days after Twitter’s board accepted his unsolicited supply to purchase the corporate.
Musk’s tweets about potential acquisitions have landed him in sizzling water with U.S. regulators prior to now.
In 2018, he tweeted that there was “funding secured” for a $72 billion deal to take Tesla personal, however didn’t transfer forward with a suggestion. Musk and Tesla every paid $20 million civil fines – and Musk stepped down as Tesla’s chairman – to resolve U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) claims that Musk defrauded buyers.
The SEC didn’t instantly reply to a request for touch upon Musk’s tweet that he was shopping for the membership exterior regular enterprise hours.
Musk’s ambitions vary from colonising Mars to creating a brand new sustainable power economic system, and within the course of he has constructed probably the most priceless automotive firm on the planet, electrical car maker Tesla, rocket firm SpaceX, and a slew of smaller companies. One is a tunnel maker referred to as the Boring Company.
Manchester United is without doubt one of the most well-known names in world soccer however is at present in disaster on the sector amid offended calls from followers for the membership’s present house owners, the American Glazer household, to tug out.
The northern England-based staff has greater than 32 million followers on its primary Twitter account and Musk’s first tweet concerning the membership had garnered almost 400,000 ‘likes’ on the platform inside 4 hours.
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