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Ryan Reynolds’ heartfelt tribute to Wrexham community after snow effort

11 Mar 2023 3 minute read
Ryan Reynolds (Credit: PA) / Shaun Harvey, Phil Parkinson and Fleur East clear snow from The Racecourse pitch (Credit: Wrexham AFC)

Wrexham co-owner Ryan Reynolds has taken to social media to thank the club and the community for undertaking a mammoth snow clearing exercise to ensure this afternoon’s game against Southend went ahead.

Yesterday it looked like the match may be postponed due to heavy snow in noth Wales. However, after the club put out an appeal for fans to come and help clear the snow, the game was able to go ahead.

Manager Phil Parkinson, chief executive Fleur East and club advisor Shaun Harvey, groundstaff and fans were at the Racecourse early this morning shovels in hand ensuring the game avoided a postponement.

And Reynolds paid tribute to those who ensured the match was played.

Posting pic of Shaun Harvey, Fleur Robinson and Phil Parkinson, he wrote: ‘Today’s @Wrexham_AFC match is happening come hell or high water. That’s our manager: Phil Parkinson, our CEO: Fleur Robinson and my personal hero: Shaun Harvey, shoveling snow to clear the pitch in time. I love this town with all my heart. (City)’

When asked on Twitter why he wasn’t shovelling show the Hollywood star quipped with a special mention for co-owner Rob McElhenney: ‘I promise you, if Rob and I were there right now, Rob would be shoveling.’

Everybody’s hard work was more than worth it however, as Wrexham ground a hard fought 1-0 win against Southend to maintain their four point lead at the top of the National League.

A 38th-minute own goal by Shrimpers goalkeeper Steve Arnold separated the teams at the Racecourse Ground.

Ben Tozer exchanged passes with James Jones and crossed from the left and Arnold fumbled the ball into his own net.

Eoghan O’Connell came close to doubling the lead soon after but Arnold deflected his shot onto a post.

The three points ensured the hosts were rewarded for their efforts to get the game on with their 17th win in 18 home games.

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Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
1 year ago

Amazing day for football and football personalities to shine a light on the beautiful game and at the same time expose the cowardice of the BBC and dark heart of Braverman and the shallow, profligate and ammoral nature of Sunak and the party he leads…

Kerry Davies
Kerry Davies
1 year ago

There is a minor difference between 1930’s Germany and today’s UK. When critics became a problem for the Nazi party they passed the Malicious Practices Act making it illegal to criticise Hitler, the Party or the state.
21st century UK needs no laws passed by vote, ministers have given themselves the powers to bypass democracy entirely and put pressure on their friends and donors to sanction and silence critics.
In pressurising the Beeb into suspending Lineker they have in fact gone further than 1930’s Germany.

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