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Rob McElhenney tweets first message in Welsh

03 Jan 2021 2 minute read
Rob McElhenney. Picture by Gage Skidmore (CC BY-SA 3.0).

Rob McElhenney has tweeted his first message in the Welsh language.

The It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia actor, who has been given the green light to take over Wrexham AFC along with Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds, sent fans a message of “Blwyddyn Newydd Dda”, which means Happy New Year.

He also shared a black and white video of a man saying “everywhere I go, it’s Wrexham, Wrexham, Wrexham” in the tweet, along with the words “awn ni”, which mean lets go.

He said: “Blwyddyn Newydd Dda @Wrexham_AFC!!!! Awn Ni!!!!@MundialMag”.


‘Welsh language’

It follows Ryan Reynolds engaging with the Welsh language shortly after news of the green light for the takeover emerged.

The Twitter account for the online Welsh language comedy channel Hansh responded to a video released by the Hollywood duo.

They celebrated becoming the owners of Wrexham AFC by pitching a hilarious advert for club sponsor Ifor Williams trailers in the viral video. It caused a sensation on Twitter and racked up 500,000 views in an hour.

Hansh said: “Neb i ddeud wrthyn nhw be ma’r tywydd fel” which means “No one has told them what the weather is like.”

‪Reynolds quipped back by saying: “@hanshs4c ‪@Wrexham_AFC @RMcElhenney I’m from Vancouver. I’ll live.”

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