Watch: Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s hilarious new club signing announcement
Wrexham AFC owners and Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney announced the the club’s new signing yesterday with a hilarious video posted to Twitter.
In the social media post Ryan Reynolds could be seen in his trailer struggling to pronounce the name ‘Eoghan’ as he tried to sound it out for the camera.
The Deadpool actor slowly tried to wrap his tongue around the name but bungled the pronunciation multiple times which should sound like ‘Owen’, instead saying: “Yowen? Yuuuuuenn? Oh-gin?”
Rob McElhenney had filmed responses to the comical attempts by trying to explain the correct pronunciation.
The ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ actor said: “Yeah, it’s just plain old Eoghan …It’s so easy! Owwww-in. why is it so hard for you to pronounce Irish names? It’s just Eoghan.
“Irish names are not that difficult. McElhenney!”
Ryan Reynolds signs off the video by butchering the name one final time.
— Rob McElhenney (@RMcElhenney) January 31, 2023
The Welcome to Wrexham official Twitter page commented beneath with eye emojis with social media users were in stitches in the comment section.
One fan Tweeted: “Please do more of these announcements and welcome to the club Eoghan!”
Wrexham AFC announced shortly after the pair’s online antics that they had signed defender Eoghan O’Connell from Charlton Athletic.
The 27-year-old will join the club in a permanent deal and hopefully with a bit more coaching from McElhenney, Reynolds will be able chant the new player’s name from the stands at the Racecourse ground.
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