Charlie Day Almost Got In Trouble After Unknowingly Breaking The Law At A Wrexham Game

Kaitlin Olson and Charlie Day at a Wrexham soccer game

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It’s hard not to instinctively recoil at the price of beer at a typical sporting event, but most fans are willing to suck it up for the right to enjoy a cold one (or four) over the course of a game.

That tradition is a beloved gameday ritual in countries around the globe, which is why plenty of fans at the World Cup in Qatar staged a miniature revolt after its government abruptly outlawed the sale of beer inside stadiums during the event.

If you know anything about the creative minds behind It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, it should come as no surprise that they count themselves among the many spectators who like to down some adult beverages while attending a contest in person.

They now have plenty of excuses to do exactly that courtesy of Rob McElhenney, who (as you likely know) is the proud co-owner of Wrexham A.F.C., the Welsh soccer team that recently capped off a Cinderella story just a few years after he teamed up with Ryan Reynolds to buy the club.

In April, Charlie Day got the chance to head across The Pond with his Always Sunny co-stars to watch Wrexham face off against Yeovil Town, and he got a prime spot in the owner’s box at The Racecourse Ground while watching the home team secure a 3-0 win over their opponents.

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As you can see in that picture, Day helped himself to a beer in the stands, but there was just one problem: soccer fans in the United Kingdom haven’t been allowed to consume alcohol in their seats since 1985 thanks to an ugly incident at the FA Cup that limits consumption to areas with no view of the field.

On a recent episode of the Rob. Ryan. Red. podcast, McElhenney recalled what went down when someone spotted Day breaking a law the latter didn’t know existed, and he was able to avoid any repercussions after discovering his mistake.


That time Charlie Day got BUSTED for breaking the rules #wrexham #alwaysunny #charlieday #podcastclips

♬ original sound – robryanredpod

At least it all worked out in the end.

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Connor Toole is the Deputy Editor at BroBible. He is a New England native who went to Boston College and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft and convince people he was a member of the Utah Jazz.