A Scottish novice soccer membership is urging Elon Musk to hitch the squad after jokingly accusing the billionaire of “stealing” the crew’s emblem.
Haddington Town AFC has pointed the similarities between the soccer membership’s crest and a emblem for SpaceX, which is owned by the businessman.
Both function the white define of a goat inside a circle on a darker background.
Posting on X, previously referred to as Twitter and likewise owned by Musk, Haddington Town AFC joked that he had “stole” the badge, including: “Give it back!”
A follow-up message learn: “Our DMs are open Elon Musk. Come fund our new tracksuits.”
SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches superior rockets and spacecraft. Sky News has contacted the corporate for a remark.
Haddington Town AFC, primarily based in East Lothian, was based in 2019 and adopted the goat as its emblem because the animal is synonymous with the city and has featured on its coat of arms for hundreds of years.
Ryan Leishman, who coaches on the membership and is accountable for its social media, logged on to X final week and was shocked to see round 20 notifications from principally Americans highlighting the similarities between the 2 logos.
Mr Leishman stated the crew discovered it “hilarious” and have been having enjoyable by mocking up a graphic naming the Tesla chief because the membership’s new proprietor.
In a publish, the crew joked: “The club are delighted to have Elon on board, the big man can’t wait to get started. #MonTheGoats”.
Mr Leishman informed Sky News: “You’re only going to get an opportunity to do something like this once or twice at an amateur club where things go a little bit viral.”
Mr Leishman stated somebody slid into the membership’s DMs to say the SpaceX emblem had been doing the rounds since early summer time.
He added: “Yeah, well we’ve had this logo since 2019.”
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Haddington Town AFC play within the Lothian and Edinburgh Amateur Football Association (LEAFA) Sunday Morning Premier Division.
Mr Leishman stated the squad would fortunately welcome Musk on the pitch.
He stated: “Elon Musk seems like he would be interested in anything when he gets going.
“He’s about 230lbs to 240lbs and he is 6ft-plus. If you get him coached, he could be an excellent striker.”
Mr Leishman said the club is always on the lookout for investment and highlighted the team’s good work on and off the pitch in regards to its charity fundraising and allegiance with Show Racism the Red Card.
He added: “Even although all the eye is enjoyable and we’re having an excellent time with it, funding from Elon Musk would not matter so long as this membership retains its morals on and off the pitch.”
Mr Leishman joked that the membership are “not planning” to sue Musk.
He added: “We’ve got his back. If he wants to fight [Mark] Zuckerberg, we’re in his corner.”