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Elon Musk takes a front-row seat in a Super Bowl suite alongside his son X AE A-Xii – after celebrating the big day by adding a new football-themed ‘like’ animation on X

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Elon Musk has been spotted in sitting front row with his youngest child at the Super Bowl (LVIII) in Las Vegas, after adding a new football-themed ‘like’ animation on X.

The 52-year-old billionaire sat next to his three-year-old son, X AE A-Xii, with whom he shares with ex-partner and singer, Grimes, while wearing black aviators, a t-shirt and jeans at Allegiant Stadium – home of the Raiders.  

He also spoke with what seemed to be members of his entourage before kickoff. 

Musk, who rooted for the Philadelphia Eagles in last year’s Super Bowl matchup vs. the Chiefs, added the newest configuration on X, formerly Twitter, on Sunday to celebrate the buildup to this year’s big game.

So, instead of the usual heart icon filling itself up in red after liking a tweet, the Super Bowl LVIII logo will show up.

Elon Musk is in Las Vegas for Super Bowl LVIII with his youngest son, X AE A-Xii (right), three

X AE A-Xii splits his time with Musk - his father - and his mother and Canadian singer - Grimes

X AE A-Xii splits his time with Musk – his father – and his mother and Canadian singer – Grimes

Musk looked bored at times, as he arrived at Allegiant Stadium right before kick-off on Sunday

Musk looked bored at times, as he arrived at Allegiant Stadium right before kick-off on Sunday

Musk’s Super Bowl appearance comes after a federal judge ordered the Tesla CEO to testify again in the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s probe of his $44billion takeover of Twitter, giving the regulator and Space X founder a week to agree on a date and location for the interview. 

U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler’s order, issued on Saturday night, formalized a tentative ruling she made in December that sided with the regulator. 

The SEC sued Musk in October to compel the Tesla and SpaceX CEO to testify as part of an investigation into his 2022 purchase of Twitter, the social media giant that he subsequently renamed X. 

Musk refused to attend an interview in September that was part of the probe, the SEC said. 

The agency is examining whether Musk followed the law when filing the required paperwork about his purchases of Twitter stock, and whether his statements in relation to the deal were misleading.

The 52-year-old billionaire talks to familiar faces in a private box upon his arrival at the stadium

The 52-year-old billionaire talks to familiar faces in a private box upon his arrival at the stadium

Musk previously rooted for the Philadelphia Eagles in last year's Super Bowl matchup vs. KC

Musk previously rooted for the Philadelphia Eagles in last year’s Super Bowl matchup vs. KC

Musk and X AE A-Xii, look up at the jumbotron before Sunday's last NFL game of the season

Musk and X AE A-Xii, look up at the jumbotron before Sunday’s last NFL game of the season

The Space X and Tesla founder, who's also a billionaire, eventually removed his sunglasses

The Space X and Tesla founder, who’s also a billionaire, eventually removed his sunglasses 

Musk fought the SEC’s bid to interview him, saying it had already done so twice, and accused the regulator of harassment.

Beeler rejected that argument. The SEC had authority to issue the subpoena, which sought relevant information, she said in the ruling.

If the SEC and Musk cannot agree on a date and time for the interview, Beeler said she will hear from both sides and decide for them.

Friction between Musk and the SEC began when the regulator sued him after he tweeted “funding secured” in 2018 in reference to a possible plan to take Tesla private. To settle that case, Musk agreed that a Tesla lawyer would vet his tweets about the electric vehicle maker. 

The SEC sued him again in 2019 for allegedly breaching that provision. 

Musk has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the agreement, saying it violates his constitutional right to free speech.

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