Hollywood came to a town in Wales on Tuesday when actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney attended Wrexham Football Club’s first match of the season.
What would make two actors fly all the way from the United States to a town in Wales to watch a fifth-tier English football league game?
They’re the owners. The two actors bought the club in February and decided to attend the club’s first game of the season. It was an away game against Maidenhead at the York Road stadium. Wrexham lost 3-2 but even that couldn’t dampen the spirits of the locals.
The A-list pair were followed by a camera crew as they’re also filming a documentary about their decision to buy the football club and the effect it has on their lives as well as the locals of Wrexham.
The two wanted to keep their plans under wraps but news soon spread.
Wrexham manager Phil Parkinson had been told beforehand that Reynolds and McElhenney would be at the game, but neither he nor the players met with the pair ahead of the game, reports the BBC.
He said: “They flew in and they were trying to keep a low profile but I imagine it’s fairly difficult to be low-profile, and they let us get on with it. We look forward to meeting them later in the week.”
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