Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney left 'speechless' as Wrexham AFC win league promotion

  • On Saturday, Wrexham AFC beat Boreham Wooden 3-1, securing the membership’s promotion to the following league. 
  • “Ant-Man” star Paul Rudd joined Wrexham homeowners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney on the recreation.
  • The homeowners appeared overcome with emotion on the victory, telling BT Sport they had been “speechless.”

In one thing out of a Ted Lasso episode, Wrexham AFC gained promotion again to the English Soccer League after a 15-year absence, leaving membership homeowners Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds overcome with emotion. 

On Saturday, the workforce secured their transfer up from the Nationwide League to League Two by beating Boreham Wooden 3-1 at Wrexham’s house stadium, the Racecourse Floor, in North Wales. 

In a clip shared by BT Sport on TikTok, McElhenney, 46, and Reynolds, 46, appeared teary-eyed and in awe of the spectacle as followers rushed the sector in celebration.

As Insider beforehand reported, the Hollywood actors purchased the membership in a shock $2.5 million takeover in February 2021.


Within the clip, the co-owners hugged and clapped as they watched the scenes of celebration down under. 

BT Sport additionally shared a second TikTok of an interview the pair did following the match, through which each Reynolds and McElhenney seemed to be in utter disbelief at what their workforce had achieved.

“I am unsure I can really course of what occurred tonight,” Ryan Reynolds advised the interviewer. “I am nonetheless slightly speechless.”

“I do know that one factor that is operating via my head again and again is that folks mentioned at first, ‘Why Wrexham? Why Wrexham?’ That is precisely why Wrexham. What’s taking place proper now’s why,” Reynolds added. 

Wrexham co-owners Rob McElhenney (left) and Ryan Reynolds react in the stands during the Vanarama National League match at The Racecourse Ground, Wrexham on Saturday, April 23.

Wrexham co-owners Rob McElhenney (left) and Ryan Reynolds.

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“We are able to hear the way it feels to the city and that is what’s most vital to us,” McElhenney mentioned. “I believe this can be a second of catharsis for them and celebration.”

“For us to be welcomed into this neighborhood and to be welcomed into this expertise has been the distinction of my life,” the “It is All the time Sunny in Philadelphia” star added. 

On Sunday, Reynolds shared a carousel of pictures taken from the night time on Instagram. Within the caption, he wrote that all the things he owns “smells like champagne, beer and grass.”

“I am nonetheless someplace between guffawing and sobbing. This city and this sport is likely one of the most romantic issues on earth. Thanks,” he added. 

Reynolds and McElhenney weren’t the one Hollywood stars on the stadium supporting Wrexham AFC. Throughout the match, pictures confirmed that one among Reynolds’ Marvel colleagues, Paul Rudd, was additionally in attendance cheering for the Welsh workforce. 

US actor and Wrexham owner Rob McElhenney (R) and US actor and Wrexham owner Ryan Reynolds (L), speaking with fellow US actor Paul Rudd (C) attend the English National League football match between Wrexham and Boreham Wood at the Racecourse Ground Stadium in Wrexham, north Wales, on April 22, 2023.

Rob McElhenney, Ryan Reynolds, and Paul Rudd.

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Earlier than the match, the “Ant-Man” star was additionally noticed sharing just a few beers and taking selfies with soccer followers on the Turf pub close by the Racecourse Floor, in response to Sky Information. 

Originally posted 2023-04-23 11:29:02.