Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have gone to their first Wrexham sport since they took over the soccer membership in February.
The Hollywood stars have been at York Highway stadium on Tuesday night to observe the aspect’s away match towards Maidenhead United within the Nationwide League. The Berkshire staff gained the conflict 3-2.
The Deadpool actor and It is At all times Sunny in Philadelphia creator took 100% management of the Welsh membership from the Wrexham Supporters Belief (WST) in February, months after the bid was authorised by followers.
The pair additionally invested £2m into the membership as a part of the takeover deal.
Wrexham fan Andy Gilpin mentioned their look was surprising and had “given supporters a lift”, including: “To see them right here was simply superb.”
“It is a very low-key floor, and to see two Hollywood stars there… we have been simply gobsmacked,” he mentioned.
He mentioned Reynolds and McElhenney waved to followers, who knew the celebrities had landed within the space about six hours earlier than however thought the sport would in all probability be too far for them to attend.
“It is fairly a press release to return right here to Maidenhead away,” he mentioned, including: “It reveals that they imply enterprise.”
Reynolds beforehand advised Sky Information his takeover of the membership is “the function of a lifetime” – and warranted British followers of the one phrase he undoubtedly would not be utilizing with regards to his new staff.
“I would not dare name it soccer,” he mentioned. “I care about my well-being sufficient to not name it soccer.”
In August, he mentioned COVID-19 had prevented him and McElhenney from visiting Wrexham however mentioned that they had plans to take action.
He spoke of “wanting to soak up as a lot of the legacy as we will of the membership and Wrexham”, including that he was “excited” to go to the city.
Each Reynolds and McElhenney are set to look in an access-all-areas docu-series concerning the membership, known as Welcome To Wrexham, following the highs and lows of their first two seasons.
The membership had been fan-owned for nearly 10 years, and had not been trying to promote up when it was approached by an middleman a couple of deal.
Nonetheless, members quickly modified their minds once they learnt it was Reynolds and McElhenney that have been .
Wrexham are at the moment eleventh within the Nationwide League.