Elon Musk says he was joking about buying English football club Manchester United.
The Tesla Inc chief executive officer and world’s richest person had tweeted that he was purchasing the club, in a thread joking about his political allegiances.
“I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome,” Musk’s tweet read.
However, he clarified the Tweet hours later, stating that it is a long-running joke on Twitter.
“No, this is a long-running joke on Twitter. I’m not buying any sports teams.” Musk posted when asked if he was serious about buying the club.
He further added that if he would buy a sports team, it would be United. “Although, if it were any team, it would be Man U. They were my fav team as a kid”, he said.
The Premier League side have been in poor form and recently crashed to a 4-0 defeat against Brentford on Saturday August 13.
Recall that Gistlover eairlier reported that the World richest man, Elon Musk has said that he is buying English Premier League giants, Manchester United.
Taking to his Twitter page in the early hours of Wednesday morning to make the sensational revelation which has since triggered fans’ reactions, the Tesla boss wrote: “Also, I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome”.
Musk’s tweet follows a shambolic Premier League performance by Manchester United against Brentford on Saturday.
Manchester UNITED conceded four goals in the opening 35 minutes in a 4-0 drubbing as their woeful start to the Premier League season continued.
Meanwhile, fans of the English club who are no longer comfortable with the current club’s owners, the Glazer family, and have been protesting against their leadership, welcomed Elon Musk’s tweet with open arms.
@Don Me wrote: “This is a welcome development Elon. Save us from these weekend Troubles.”
@Laba-Jay wrote: “Please help us buy the club sir. We are tired of this frustration.”