It wasn’t Musk’s first joke about buying a popular franchise. In April, he tweeted, “Next I’m buying Coca-Cola to put the cocaine back in.”
LONDON, UK — 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 musing about social issues or joking with
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