Elon Musk tweeted on Tuesday evening that he would buy the Manchester United football club, but the eccentric billionaire now embroiled in lawsuits over his bid to buy Twitter is getting serious. It was not clear whether
The 51-year-old CEO of Tesla and SpaceX has a habit of posting provocative statements on social media, following previous tweets about supporting both, saying, “Also buying Manchester United. Very welcome.” I replied to America’s two major political parties.
The storied English football club Manchester United is now headed by the six children of the late American businessman Malcolm Glazer, who took control of the franchise in 2005.
The team’s shares, which are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, have been down since the beginning of the year, but leveled off on Tuesday, with a market capitalization of $2.1 billion. The Glazer family also owns his NFL franchise in Florida, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
There was no immediate reaction from the club or its owner to Musk’s tweet. Manchester United fans are protesting the team’s management over its poor performance in recent years and its involvement in plans to start a new ‘Super League’ for Europe’s richest team.
The Red Devils got off to an eventful start to the year after finishing sixth in the English Premier League last season. Manchester United are now bottom of the table after his second straight defeat, including his humiliating 4-0 defeat at Brentford last weekend.
Further protests against the Glazer family’s ownership of the club are planned ahead of the club’s home game against Liverpool on 22 August.
As for Elon Musk, the world’s richest man was recently embroiled in a major legal battle in Delaware, US, over selling nearly $7 billion worth of Tesla stock and dropping plans to buy Twitter. increase. – AFP