Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney ‘very proud’ of Wrexham despite FA Cup loss
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney say they are “very proud” of the Wrexham FC team, despite the heartbreaking FA Cup defeat.
The pair are co-owners of the Welsh club and thanked the fans and players for “giving everything”.
Tuesday night saw Wrexham’s fourth-round replay against Sheffield United ending in a 1-3 loss at Bramall Lane.
The team’s fairytale journey under the guidance of A-list actors has attracted the attention of the country’s fans, with many hoping for a voyeuristic showdown with Tottenham in the next round.
“So proud of these boys. And over 4,000 away fans gave their all,” Reynolds wrote on Twitter after the game.
McElhenney added: “I couldn’t be more proud of those men than I am now. They gave it absolutely everything.
The pair took full control of the National League club from the Wrexham Supporters Trust in February 2021, investing £2m under the terms of the deal.
They continue with the live documentary Welcome to Wrexham, which will air on US TV channel FX in 2022.
The Critics’ Choice Award-winning program chronicles the team’s progress and tells the story of the club, founded in 1864, with the world’s oldest international stadium.
They also donated £10,000 to a charity fundraiser following the death of the child of player Jordan Davies and his partner Kelsey Edward.
Reynolds recently donated £1,600 to buy soccer kits for a youth team in Wales and had previously sent a message to Leland, 6, who has been diagnosed with cancer.
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The actors were honored by the Welsh Government, Welsh Football Association and S4C in November for promoting their country and language – and also received a Dragon Award at the Wales To The World event. gather many stars in New York.
In December, Reynolds and McElhenney met the King and Queen at the club’s home ground and were later also given freedom for the Welsh city.
Deadpool star Reynolds previously told the BBC that joining his club was “the best experience of my whole life.”
“This adventure is unlike any other. I like it because it’s a project that will span decades,” he said.
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