‘First Bid Revealed’ – Elon Musk tells Twitter ‘I’m buying Manchester United’
Later, the millionaire said it was part of a “long-running joke.”
Elon Musk, the billionaire, has revealed that a tweet about owning Manchester United was part of a “long-running joke.”
In a late-night tweet, Tesla creator Elon Musk mentioned United Airlines.
“To be clear, I support the left half of the Republican Party and the right half of the Democratic Party!” Musk wrote.
“I’m also buying Manchester United a (sic) welcome.”
Within a couple of hours, his post received more than 36,000 retweets and nearly 200,000 likes.
In response to Tesla owners who asked if Musk was serious, Musk tweeted: “No, this is a long-running Twitter joke.” “I’m not going to own any sports franchises.”
United has been owned by the Glazer family of Florida since 2005.
Fans have frequently chastised their ownership for the debt, dividends, and mismanagement that have resulted from their controversial purchase.
In recent years, the Glazers have likewise witnessed a severe fall in performance and outcomes.
England’s record 20-time champions have not won a Premier League title since Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season in command in 2012-13, and have not won any silverware in five years.
Also, I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 17, 2022