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Watch: Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s hilarious new club signing announcement

01 Feb 2023 2 minute read
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney had a very unique way of announcing the clubs signing yesterday

Wrexham AFC owners and Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney announced 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.

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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1 year ago

Sadly I think you took this the wrong way. You see, I had no idea how to say this players name. No clue. Now, however, I do. Through the means of their antics and jokes they’ve taught me how to properly enunciate his name which helps me going forward. All this via a Twitter account that will reach literal millions and help teach people how trivial it truly is to use his name properly. Otherwise, people like me, would be butchering it with no idea how wrong we are. Sometimes the right thing to do is done differently than you… Read more »

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
1 year ago
Reply to  Michael

A bit like reading the fallout from throwing the contents of a scrabble box into the air…

My other half learnt Gaeilge during lockdown, much to my amusement, but I too am grateful to Ryan and Robbie for the lesson…

Kerry Davies
Kerry Davies
1 year ago
Reply to  Michael

I thought it was just using his Deadpool humour to market Wrexham FC, something they are doing incredibly well.

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