Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter on Wednesday to clarify that he was not buying English Premier League (EPL) club Manchester United.
Musk had left the internet confused on Tuesday after announcing that he was going to buy the Red Devils.
“Also, I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome”, the 51-year-old business magnate had tweeted earlier on Tuesday. However, he put out a clarification post in a day’s time, stating that it was just a joke on Twitter and he was not buying any sports team.
“No, this is a long-running joke on Twitter. I’m not buying any sports teams,” Musk clarified.
His tweets had left the internet buzzing, especially the Manchester United fans at a time when the club has come under a lot of flak for its poor performances in recent times.
There has been a huge outcry amongst the Manchester United fans, who have called for an exit of the club owners – the American Glazer family. Meanwhile, neither the owners nor the club has issued a response to Musk’s tweet.
The Tesla CEO already has a history of making implausible tweets on the social media handle that has put him in hot waters. He is currently undergoing a legal battle with Twitter after a failed acquisition bid to buy the microblogging website.