Hollywood and Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds has become a football club co-owner as he’s invested in Wrexham AFC.
Which is interesting on several levels.
Not least that Wrexham AFC are one of the smallest clubs in the world. And Ryan Reynolds is a super-famous Hollywood star. What on earth has brought the two worlds together?
Alongside fellow Hollywood star Rob McElhenney, Reynolds has taken over the non-league football club. And with the league kicking off in just over a week, Reynolds is looking forward to getting stuck into soccer.
Only kidding. He’d never call it soccer.
“I wouldn’t dare call it soccer,” Reynolds told Sky Sports. “I care about my well-being enough to not call it soccer.”
Alongside McElhenney, he’s invested AED10 million into the venture. And he can’t wait to get stuck into action in the Welsh town of Wrexham.
“Well, first off, [I’m] super excited,” says Reynolds. “I mean, we’ve made no secret of that, it’s the role of a lifetime for both me and for Rob McElhenney.”
One of the oldest clubs in the world
One of the biggest attractions for Reynolds was the history of the club. Wrexham were founded in 1864.
“This is the third-oldest club on the planet and we don’t see why it can’t have a global appeal. We want Wrexham to be a global force.”
“I think the first thing we’re going to do is we’re going to go to the Racecourse and just spend some time on the ground and just kind of try to absorb as much of the legacy as we can of the club and Wrexham,” says Reynolds. “And then we’re going to jump into the community as much as we can. You know, I’m excited to just be in the town and experience all that the town has to offer.
So ignore the Messi drama this summer and instead turn your attention to the guy from Deadpool and a small Welsh town.
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