Musk Tweet Joking About Buying Manchester United Causes Stir

Elon Musk caused a stir by tweeting that he was buying the English soccer team Manchester United, then saying several hours later that it was a joke.

  • Published
FILE - Elon Musk attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala on May 2, 2022, in New York. Musk caused a stir among Manchester United fans by tweeting that he was buying the English soccer team, then saying several hours later that it was just part of a long-running joke. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Image via AP Photo/Evan Agostini

This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.

LONDON (AP) — Elon Musk caused a stir by tweeting that he was buying the English soccer team Manchester United — whose current owners are opposed by many fans — then saying several hours later that it was a joke. It comes as the billionaire Tesla CEO faces a legal battle in the U.S. after backing out of a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion. He is a prolific user of the platform, often…

Read at AP News