‘We need to get out of this f*****g league’ says Rob McElhenney after Wrexham match abandoned
Wrexham’s new Hollywood star co-chairman Rob McElhenney opined that Wrexham ‘need to get out of this fucking league’ after watching his players desperately attempt to sweep rain water off the pitch before their National League tie was abandoned.
The club led 2-0 against Aldershot through goals by Jake Hyde and Paul Mullinswere but were left furious after their match at Aldershot was abandoned in the second half due to a waterlogged pitch.
Wrexham manager Phil Parkinson told BBC Sport Wales he would liked to have seen more effort by the ground staff to get water off the pitch at half time, suggesting there was a “lack of effort”.
Rob McElhenney was less diplomatic, posting on social media: “I’m watching our players mop the field to continue the game. I’ve never seen anything like it. Official statement from the Co-chairman: ‘We need to get out of this fucking league.'”
He also posted a screenshot (above) of the players hard at work trying to clear the pitch of water.
But with Wrexham currently sitting 12th of 23 in the league, some felt that Rob McElhenney’s comment was rather presumptuous.
“Classless comment,” one respondent, Keith Holland said. “Not every club has chairmen with millions to plough into the club…”
Manager Phil Parkinson said it was a “magnificent first half performance” but he was left angered that the game was abandoned.
“Can’t do anything about the conditions but I would have liked to have seen more effort at half-time by the ground staff at Aldershot to clear the water off the pitch,” he said.
“They were 2-0 down, there was not going to be a great deal of effort to get it on even when the ref gave it another 10 minutes, we were searching for the ground staff but they were nowhere to be seen.”