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Hugh Jackman threatens to buy football club to defeat Ryan Reynolds’ Wrexham AFC

18 Aug 2021 2 minute read
Hugh Jackman picture by Maximilian Bühn (CC BY-SA 4.0). Ryan Reynolds. Picture by Gage Skidmore (CC BY-SA 3.0).

Hugh Jackman has threatened to buy a football club to defeat Ryan Reynolds’ Wrexham AFC.

The Australian X-Men star said that he had his eye on Norwich City F.C., because his mother lives in the city. He said Norwich celebrity supporters Delia Smith and Stephen Fry once wrote to him asking him to invest in the football club, but he wasn’t interested.

“Let’s get that game together. That’d be fun,” he told Lad Bible.

“And then maybe Ryan and I could just make it a little side wager,” he added. “Like, everything; let’s just put everything that we own and love – families, kids, everything – on the line. And let’s get Norwich playing Wrexham.”

Ryan Reynolds however was not impressed by the idea. And not just because Norwich play in the Premier League and Wrexham in the National League, the fifth tier of England’s football league system.

“I don’t think that’s a wise idea,” he said. “I mean, you know, Hugh has the business acumen of a slug. So I don’t think that would go over very well.

“I would back Wrexham to beat just about anybody, if you just give us a little time,” he said.

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