PROLIFIC tweeter Elon Musk claimed he is buying British football club Manchester United plc in a thread joking about his political allegiances.
The Tesla Inc CEO and world’s richest person made the claim in a tweet thread where he stated he supported the left half of the Republican Party and the right half of the Democrats.
Musk has a track record of using Twitter to make jokes and troll the media, who follow what he tweets closely.
United, who have won a record 13 Premier League titles, are currently last on the table after a disastrous start to the season under new coach Erik ten Hag, losing their two opening games – including a 4-0 defeat to Brentford on the weekend.
Fans have protested the performance of the storied club under the ownership of the Glazer family, which also owns the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. At their opening home game of the season – a 2-1 loss to Brighton – a large group of fans walked towards the stadium with a banner which read: “Fight greed. Fight for United. Fight Glazers” with another stating: “We want our club back”, the Telegraph newspaper reported.
United won its last Premier League title under legendary coach Alex Ferguson in the 2012-13 season, and has since fallen behind crosstown rivals Manchester City. Wantaway star striker Cristiano Ronaldo will be allowed to leave United this summer if he can find a club to buy him, the Telegraph reported.