Elon Musk says he was joking about buying Manchester United

17/8/2022 6:39:00 PM

Elon Musk said on Twitter Tuesday (Aug 16) that he'd be buying English football club Manchester United -- but followed up just four hours later saying it was all a joke. Read more at

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Elon Musk said on Twitter Tuesday (Aug 16) that he'd be buying English football club Manchester United -- but followed up just four hours later saying it was all a joke. Read more at

Elon Musk joked on Twitter about buying Manchester United Plc, letting four and a half hours go by before clarifying he was kidding about purchasing the English football club listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Musk has a long track record of tweeting in jest. He has also run afoul of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, most infamously for tweets in 2018 about taking Tesla private. That led to securities fraud charges, and a settlement that included appointing a “Twitter sitter” to approve Musk’s Tesla-related tweets.

More recently, he has drawn scrutiny from regulators over a May 17 tweet that his US$44bil (RM196.48bil) takeover bid for Twitter Inc “cannot move forward”.In a June 2 letter, the agency asked why the billionaire didn’t amend an earlier SEC filing to reflect an apparent material change in his plan to acquire the company. Musk sought to terminate the deal last month, leading Twitter to sue in an attempt to make him complete the transaction.

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Elon Musk says he was joking about buying Manchester UnitedElon Musk says he was joking about buying English football club Manchester United Plc and isn’t in the market for any sports teams.

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Manchester United shares jumped 17% at the start of early trading Wednesday, though the stock quickly pared gains and was up 3.Musk has a track record of using Twitter to make jokes and troll the media, who follow what he tweets closely.for the latest news you need to know.“No, this is a long-running joke on Twitter.

2% to US$13.19 (RM58. That led to securities fraud charges, and a settlement that included appointing a “Twitter sitter” to approve Musk’s Tesla-related tweets.94) as of 4. I'm not buying any sports teams,” Musk said, when asked by a user if he was serious about buying the club.15am New York time.48bil) takeover bid for Twitter Inc “cannot move forward”. Musk has a long track record of tweeting in jest.

He has also run afoul of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, most infamously for tweets in 2018 about taking Tesla private. ALSO READ: ‘You’ll be glad you bought a flamethrower’: The tweets of Elon Musk The latest tweets, even though Musk specified they were a joke and were made when US markets were closed, could potentially also attract regulatory attention, given that Manchester United securities are listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The tweet turnaround comes as Musk seeks to exit a US$44 billion (RM196. That led to securities fraud charges, and a settlement that included appointing a “Twitter sitter” to approve Musk’s Tesla-related tweets. More recently, he has drawn scrutiny from regulators over a May 17 tweet that his US$44bil (RM196. “His actions have major impact on markets and he really needs to be cognizant about the potential implications.48bil) takeover bid for Twitter Inc “cannot move forward”. Musk has a history of being unconventional and posting irreverent tweets, making it difficult sometimes to tell when he is joking. In a June 2 letter, the agency asked why the billionaire didn’t amend an earlier SEC filing to reflect an apparent material change in his plan to acquire the company.6bil (RM20.

Musk sought to terminate the deal last month, leading Twitter to sue in an attempt to make him complete the transaction. ALSO READ: ‘You’ll be glad you bought a flamethrower’: The tweets of Elon Musk Musk’s Manchester United tweets could attract fresh regulatory attention, since the club has traded on the NYSE since 2012. In the most recent sale of a Premier League powerhouse, a group led by Todd Boehly agreed to buy Chelsea FC from sanctioned Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich for £4. In 2018, he tweeted that there was “funding secured” for a US$72 billion deal to take Tesla private, but did not move ahead with an offer. “When someone in his position makes comments about buying an entity, people start speculating: ‘is he joking, not joking, half-joking?’” said Hui Chen, an ethics and compliance consultant who served as the first compliance counsel expert at the US Department of Justice. “His actions have major impact on markets and he really needs to be cognizant about the potential implications.98bil), including future investments.” Trading volume in Manchester United shares and options spiked before Musk’s tweets. Musk's ambitions range from colonising Mars to creating a new sustainable energy economy, and in the process he has built the most valuable car company in the world, electric vehicle maker Tesla, rocket company SpaceX, and a slew of smaller firms.

Open interest in call options increased to more than 60,000 contracts from around 20,000 contracts within just two trading days last week, with one call option showing 37,630 contracts changing hands on Aug 12, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Manchester United, who have won a record 13 Premier League titles, is currently last on the table after a disastrous start to the season under new coach Erik ten Hag, losing its opening two games – including a 4-0 defeat to Brentford on the weekend. Chelsea sale Manchester United is valued at US$4.6bil (RM20. At the opening home game of the season – a 2-1 loss to Brighton – a large group of fans walked toward the stadium with banners that read: “Fight greed. The northern England-based team has more than 32 million followers on its main Twitter account and Musk's first tweet about the club had garnered nearly 400,000 'likes' on the platform within four hours.54bil), according to Forbes . In the most recent sale of a Premier League powerhouse, a group led by Todd Boehly agreed to buy Chelsea FC from sanctioned Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich for £4. Fight Glazers” and “We want our club back,” the Telegraph newspaper reported.

25bil (RM22.98bil), including future investments. Wantaway star striker Cristiano Ronaldo will be allowed to leave Manchester United this summer if he can find a club to buy him, the Telegraph. Musk did tweet that if he were to buy any one team, it would be Manchester United because it was his favourite growing up. Andrew Ward, the club’s director of media relations and public affairs, declined to comment. Manchester United, who have won a record 13 Premier League titles, is currently last on the table after a disastrous start to the season under new coach Erik ten Hag, losing its opening two games – including a 4-0 defeat to Brentford on the weekend.

Fans have protested the performance of the storied club under the ownership of the Glazer family, which also owns the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. At the opening home game of the season – a 2-1 loss to Brighton – a large group of fans walked toward the stadium with banners that read: “Fight greed. Fight for United. Fight Glazers” and “We want our club back,” the Telegraph newspaper reported. United won its last Premier League title under legendary coach Alex Ferguson in the 2012-13 season, and has since fallen behind crosstown rival Manchester City, which has won four of the past five titles.

Wantaway star striker Cristiano Ronaldo will be allowed to leave Manchester United this summer if he can find a club to buy him, the Telegraph .