Elon Musk is not buying Manchester United. Tweet was a 'long-running joke,' billionaire says

Elon Musk was joking when he tweeted about buying Manchester United, the billionaire clarified hours later.

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On Tuesday night, Musk took to Twitter to share his political leanings — writing that he supports the "left half of the Republican Party and the right half of the Democratic Party."

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Then, on an unconnected note, Musk said: "Besides, I'm buying Manchester United your welcome." "

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The Tesla CEO's tweet was met with endless reactions from soccer followers around the world — including outrage, humour and hope from some of the combined fans who want to see an end to the current Glazer family ownership.

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But musk's chances of becoming United's next boss were short-lived. Asked by a user if he was serious, Musk replied that it was a "long-lasting joke on Twitter" several hours later.

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Apart from joking about buying a Premier League club, Musk is fighting a court battle with Twitter. Musk offered to buy Twitter for $44 billion.

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Claiming that the social media company had earlier revealed that Twitter was influenced by a large number of "spam bots" and fake accounts.

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In July, Twitter sued Musk. Musk later filed a countersuit accusing the company of fraud. Trials are expected in October.

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