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Elon Musk Says He Was Joking About Buying Manchester United

  • Tesla CEO clarifies hours after tweeting he’d purchase club
  • Post risks running afoul of SEC because Man United is listed
The Manchester United club badge.

The Manchester United club badge.

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Elon Musk joked on Twitter about buying Manchester United Plc, letting 4 1/2 hours go by before clarifying he was kidding about purchasing the English football club listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

The world’s richest person sent his initial missive about the storied club in a reply to an earlier post about his political allegiances. When a Tesla Inc. fan account asked whether Musk was serious, he replied no, he isn’t buying any sports teams.