Ryan Reynolds described his involvement at Wrexham as the “greatest experience” of his life.
‘Deadpool’ star and actor Rob McElhenney, who bought the Nations League club in 2020, has spoken of his enthusiasm for the venture as the non-league side sits in the FA Cup. A thrilling 3-3 draw in the fourth round against favorites Sheffield United in the Sunday Cup (29.01.23).
Ryan, who attended the cup game in Wales, told the BBC: “It was the best experience of my life to be honest.
“This venture is different. I love it because it’s a project that will last for decades.
“I came across a supporter the other day whose grandfather’s ashes were scattered on the pitch. I saw the place as a church.
“In Canada, where I’m from, people are obsessed with this club. It’s amazing. We’ve sold about 24,000 jerseys, a lot of them went to North America. We can’t get any more. I can get one.
“I find the most gratifying part to be the support from the community outside the club. Wrexham has become a tourist destination for a lot of people and they show up here. There is something special about this town.”
Wrexham were denied a famous cup upset after second-tier side Sheffield United scored a late equalizer, but Ryan took to social media to express his pride in the team’s efforts.
He tweeted after the game: “When @RMcElhenney and I get involved, everything becomes so impossible.
“But @Wrexham_AFC favorite color is out of the question. That’s one of the most exciting things I’ve ever seen. Thank you to every Wrexham supporter who came out tonight and put your heart out Hitting that pitch.”