The CEO of Tesla and Space X Elon Musk caused a stir on Twitter after uploading a post where he said he was going to buy the English soccer team Manchester United.
Through his Twitter account, which is followed by more than 103 million users, Musk began by saying that, “To be clear, I support the Republican Party with the left hand and the Democratic Party with the right.”
Later he wrote: “Also, I’m buying Manchester United, you’re welcome.”
The comment did not go unnoticed and immediately had various reactions. The post has had more than 111,000 retweets and more than 745,000 likes so far.
Moments later Musk said his comment was not to be taken seriously. It was just a joke.
“No, this is a long running joke on Twitter. I’m not buying any sports equipment.”said.
“Nevertheless, if there was any team, it would be Manchester United. It was my favorite childhood team.”he said later.
The billionaire’s comments seemed to have an influence on several users judging by Musk’s purchasing power of $230.8 billion, according to Forbes, and the poor time the Premier League team is going through despite having Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo in their ranks.
Musk’s comments also come amid the dispute he has with Twitter over the purchase of the platform, after the billionaire called off the deal for $44 billion.
The CEO of Space X recently sold $6.9 billion worth of shares in electric vehicle maker Tesla to fund a potential deal with the tech company if he loses a legal battle and is forced to close the deal.
Musk has repeatedly alleged that Twitter has not provided enough information to verify that it has less than 5% of false or unwanted daily users. He even challenged the CEO of the company Parag Agrawal to a public debate to discuss the issue.
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Source: La Opinion