After raising the suspicions of both local and global soccer fans when they purchased the club back in 2021, Hollywood stars Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds have unequivocally proved that they’re passionate football club owners who bought into the game for all the right reasons.
Following Saturday’s win against Boreham Wood which saw Wrexham promoted for the first time in 15 years, co-chairman Ryan Reynolds went viral for the incredibly passionate comments he made after the game that illustrated just how thoroughly he’s bought into both the sport and the community.
“I’m not sure I can actually process what happened tonight. I’m still a little speechless,” Reynolds told BT Sport after Wrexham clinched promotion on Saturday.
“The one thing that’s running through my head over and over again is people said at the beginning, ‘Why Wrexham?’ This is exactly why Wrexham! What’s happening right now is exactly why.
Reynolds then shouted out both their opponents on the day, Boreham Wood, and Notts County, the team that’s set to finish second in the National League.
“Boreham Wood showed up today. They showed up to play. They’re an incredible team, they have one of the best defenses in the entire league and they showed us that all night. Huge credit to Boreham Wood tonight,” Reynolds said
“Also, this entire story, the reason we’re sitting on the edge of our seat right now is because Notts County is so damn good, as well. And they deserve to go up, and that’s still something that Rob and I both feel quite strongly about. We’re rooting for Notts County — we want to see them go up to League Two so we can face them next year.”
"Why Wrexham? This is exactly why Wrexham!"
"Paul Mullin is one of the greatest football players in the world!"@VancityReynolds and @RMcElhenney react to @Wrexham_AFC's return to the Football League 🥳 pic.twitter.com/buptb00lOX
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 22, 2023
As a result of their promotion, Wrexham will play next season in League Two, which is the lowest professional level in the English football pyramid. Still, it represents a crucial step up from the National League, where they’ve been stuck for the last 15 years.
From League Two, Wrexham will then look to be promoted to League One. League One is then followed by the Championship, which is then followed by the ultimate goal of reaching the Premier League.
All of the action from the 2023 season has also been documented due to the FX series Welcome To Wrexham, which will likely debut its second season later this year.
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