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Tory MP accused of ‘jumping on the Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney bandwagon’

22 Nov 2020 2 minute read
Sarah Atherton MP. Photo by David Woolfall, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported.

Wrexham fans have accused a Tory MP of jumping on the Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney bandwagon.

Sarah Atherton, the Conservative MP for Wrexham, warmly greeted the news that the Hollywood duo’s bid to take over Wrexham AFC has been given the green light by the club’s supporter’s trust.

The Deadpool star and the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia actor have said their aim is to turn the club into a “global force” and have pledged to “always beat Chester.”

Ms Atherton said: “Fantastic to hear ‪Wrexham AFC mentioned in the House of Commons chamber today!”

She was reacting to the Secretary of State for Wales, Simon Hart MP, congratulating Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney on the floor of the House of Commons. But many Wrexham supporters were unimpressed by what they saw.

Gareth Williams said: “She’ll only be at every home match so she can get free publicity. Only time she’s shown any interest in the club is when she’s been after a photo opportunity!”



Other Twitter users were similarly unimpressed, with one who goes by the name of Rich saying: “Is that a bandwagon passing through?”

PwP Images said: “Do not try to take one iota of credit for this. This is down to the @Wrexham_AFC fans not you.

“Unfortunately here in Wrexham we have you jumping on the bandwagon trying to weedle your way in for the photo opportunity to self promote.”

Robert Williams said: “Ryan and Rob haven’t even had the chance to visit Wrexham yet and they’ve done more for this town than you ever have, Sarah. Says a lot doesn’t it?.”

Darren Donovan said: “Would have been fantastic to hear you had voted to feed kids who were struggling through a pandemic but you didn’t.”

Another Twitter user said: “Absolutely nothing to do with you so don’t try and claim any credit with this. This is down WST and loyal fans who have made this happen.”

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