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Wrexham Football Club Gets Hollywood Visit

Updated: Nov 8, 2021

Wrexham’s Hollywood owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have just visited the club’s stadium for the first time.

Wrexham - who fell out of the Football League in 2008 - are the oldest football club in Wales and the third oldest professional football club in the world having been founded in 1864.

And, as OGN reported earlier this year - in great news for the fan-owned club's members - Hollywood heart-throb Ryan Reynolds and fellow American actor Rob McElhenney acquired the club.

At the time, nobody could understand the motive behind the extraordinary transaction. Then the rumour mill suggested that the duo may have had a TV series or a movie in mind as a means of recouping and capitalising on their investment.

So, on their visit this month, nobody was particularly surprised that Reynolds and MvElhenney were accompanied by a film crew, as they met fans and posed for photos outside the gate of the 10,000-seater Racecourse Ground, known in Welsh as Y Cae, before walking onto the pitch.

The actors, who purchased the fifth-tier club in February, got their first taste of live action when they watched Wrexham take on Maidenhead. But instead of witnessing a triumph, Wrexham was punished with a 3-2 loss, which featured a first-half red card for the losing team.

Reynolds and McElhenney were flanked by a film crew at the game, which is part of an all-access documentary, focusing on their ownership of the club. So far, they have managed to secure TikTok as a major sponsor, along with Wrexham’s inclusion in FIFA’s most recent football video game release.

After their team’s loss, they decided to commiserate with the fans. “I wasn’t expecting to do multiple shots of gin, which is exactly what we did,” said Mcelhenney after meeting with locals at the pub. “They just kept lining them up.”

Whatever transpires, lowly Wrexham will have money pumped into their team and the fans are in for a Hollywood-style rollercoaster ride. Whether a ride up to the Premier League is on the cards remains to be seen.


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