Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney make 'awe-inspiring' first trip to Wrexham home match

Credit: Gemma Thomas/Wrexham AFC

A Hollywood story like no other continued on Saturday as Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney watched Wrexham play at home for the first time.

The football club's celebrity owners were greeted to a typically wet day in north Wales as their team took on Torquay - but that did nothing to dampen the spirits of the stars or the supporters.

The pair met with Wrexham fans at the sold out Racecourse Ground, before taking centre pitch for a quick thank you to the club and community before kick off.

Credit: Gemma Thomas/Wrexham AFC

Deadpool star Reynolds told supporters: "Last night Rob and I were walking around the Racecourse Ground without a single soul in here.

"I can honestly say it was one of the most magical awe-inspiring things I have seen in my entire life. Until right now."

He continued: "The tradition, the legacy, the history of not only this community but this club is not lost on us. We hold it incredibly dear.

"Thank you for opening your hearts to us these last few days. It means the absolute world to us and we’re so grateful."

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenny laid poppy wreaths alongside the team captains. Credit: Gemma Thomas/Wrexham AFC

McElhenney, who created, produced and stars in the long-running American TV series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, tried out his Welsh on the crowd.

"Croeso i Wrecsam (Welcome to Wrexham). Croeso i’r Cae Ras (Welcome to the Racecourse). Come on you Reds!" he roared.

The pair laid wreaths alongside the team captains ahead of the club's closest home fixture to Armistice Day.

The pair were flanked by the FX network cameras, which have shadowed their every move for a forthcoming documentary entitled Welcome To Wrexham.

Earlier in the week McElhenney and Reynolds showed up in Maidenhead to witness Tuesday’s 3-2 defeat.

But the pair will have to wait a little longer for a win, as Torquay held the home team to a 1-1 draw at the final whistle.


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