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Watch: Times journalist’s scathing attack on Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney

27 Sep 2022 2 minute read
Wrexham co-chairmen Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds. Picture by Peter Byrne / PA Wire.

A sports journalist at The Times has accused the owners of Wrexham AFC Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds of investing in the club for the wrong reasons.

Speaking on The Game Podcast about the acclaimed docuseries Welcome To Wrexham, Alyson Rudd, levelled a number of accusations at the pair, including:

– They’re scared of people thinking they’re in it for the wrong reasons
– They are doing it for the money they’re getting from Disney
– They’re doing it for the sponsorship
– They’re doing it because they think it’s funny rather than fun

It appears the journalist’s ire stems from the fact that the press conference she attended and asked questions at was portrayed on the programme as starting at 9am, rather than 3pm when it actually took place.

She believed they were deliberately misleading the audience and making out they were something they were not.

“I was watching that (the press conference) thinking it was real and the whole thing wasn’t,” she said.

“Why they had to pretend it was at 9am I don’t know. Was it because they wanted to make out they just popped along on the spur of the moment. That it was just a little local press conference – and they just popped in to say hello, and why do they want to convey that?

“They’re scared of people thinking they’re in it for the wrong reason. They are doing it for the money they’re getting from Disney. They’re doing it for the sponsorship. They’re doing it because they think it’s funny rather than fun.

“And I don’t like the fact I was there at an event and it has been portrayed as something almost the opposite of what it was. And yes, of course I admit I’m cross that I did not appear.”


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Gareth
Gareth
2 months ago

Of course they are in it for the wrong reasons, unlike the various Russians and Arab states who have had, and still controll teams in England, who are only there, not to launder money, but for the betterment of English football. Wrecsam are an easy target being in and of Cymru.

Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
2 months ago

Rob and Ryan! You’ve got under the skin of The Times. Take this as a compliment, that you are doing something right and know this. If you were doing this for Chester City, this article would not have appeared.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
2 months ago

Looks like Ryan and Robbie have joined The Hole in the Dyke Gang…

Kerry Davies
Kerry Davies
2 months ago

Reynolds is a superstar marketing man, look how much he made on the gin, but getting the Times to publicise Wrexham AND the TV show might be his best yet.

lufcwls
lufcwls
2 months ago

Funny how I and many others who have watched Welcome To Wrexham got a completely different feel from Rob & Ryan. Typical Tory rag, don’t want anything good happening to Cymru.

Owain Morgan
Owain Morgan
2 months ago

English Tory Journalist displays all the usual behaviour when North Americans invest in Cymru, not England 🙄 They never change, but they’ll deny the blindingly obvious 😂😂

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