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‘I love Wrexham, the community and its history’ says Ryan Reynolds

07 Nov 2021 2 minutes Read
Ryan Reynolds. Picture by Dick Thomas Johnson (CC BY 2.0).

Wrexham’s co-owner Ryan Reynolds has said that he “loves the town, the community and its history” as he appeared on the Jonathan Ross Show last night.

He appeared on the program to promote his new Netflix film Red Notice with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

But as the conversation ended, Jonathan Ross referred to his decision to buy Wrexham Football Club with Rob McElhenney, saying it was “a strange thing to do”.

“It’s unexpected, I suppose,” the Canadian actor admitted.

“It’s very unexpected, but one of the best things I’ve ever been involved with.

“I absolutely love Wrexham town, the town and community are… and all the history behind it…”

The conversation ended with a video of the press conference Reynolds and McElhenney held as they entered the Wrexham Racecourse for the first time.

Reynolds and Rob McElhenney watched the Red Dragons away at Maidenhead last week, before attending a 1-1 draw at the Racecourse Ground against Torquay.

‘Geeked out’

They also attended a training session, later speaking to Wrexham’s YouTube channel after joining in with the players.

Reynolds said: “As quickly as was humanly possible we wanted to dissolve whatever weird barrier there was between us and them.

“And that goes two ways. I’m in awe when I sit there and go ‘there’s Paul Mullin, there’s Aaron Hayden, there’s Jamie Reckord’.

“So I’m a little geeked out as well because I’ve been watching these guys from a YouTube feed from afar.

“For me, I was stuttering a little with them once I met them face-to-face.”

Wrexham also featured in today’s Telegraph newspaper, being described as the “Hollywood of Europe”.

“Wrexham may seem an unlikely candidate for Tinseltown comparisons, with its industrial heritage, pockmarked landscape and border-town status, but, as the mysterious arrival of the sign proved, Wrexham is taking the spotlight,” the newspaper said.

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