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Tesla CEO and crypto coin titan Elon Musk announced late Tuesday that he plans on buying English football club Manchester United.
Saving himself a pretty penny by avoiding the purchase of social media platform Twitter for $44 billion, Musk plans on spending that extra pocket change (drawing from a $262 billion purse) on a premier soccer club.
Musk went on Twitter to promote his new play-thing. There is no reported confirmation that Musk has purchased or negotiated for ownership of Man U.
“I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome,” Musk tweeted.
The club is priced at $2.08 billion based on market capitalization, according to Reuters.
Manchester United was part of a 12-team defectors’ league, aka the European Super League, that quickly fizzled out in a grand fail. With fans up in arms with ownership the past few years, Musk’s potential bid could liberate those eager for a change … if Musk is truly serious.
The tweet was tacked on to an original post by Musk that read: “To be clear, I support the left half of the Republican Party and the right half of the Democratic Party!”
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