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Ryan Reynolds shares moment Wrexham AFC win and get promoted to higher league

Stewart Perrie

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Ryan Reynolds shares moment Wrexham AFC win and get promoted to higher league

Ryan Reynolds has shared the moment he and Rob Mcelhenney 'blacked out' when Wrexham AFC won their match and were promoted to a higher league.


The Hollywood fairytale in the UK unfolded over the weekend after the actors' Welsh team beat Boreham Wood 3-1.

The moment marked the first time in 15 years that the club would be in League Two after dropping out in 2009.


When the final whistle sounded, fans ran onto the field to celebrate.

As the wild celebrations were happening on the grass, Ryan and Rob shared a hug that was thankfully captured by Paul Rudd.

Yes, Paul Rudd was also there to cheer on Wrexham for their huge win.

"Rob and I kinda blacked out during this moment, but somehow we’ll never forget it," Reynolds wrote on Twitter.


Rob added: "You can see something leave both of our bodies at the same time. And then we’re filled back up with an indescribable amount of joy and gratitude."

Ryan and Rob looked like they couldn't believe their eyes and ears when they saw everyone rush onto the pitch.

They locked in a sweet hug and Rob was seen wiping away tears.


People on Twitter have praised Rudd for being there to film the moment.

One said: "Paul understood the assignment. Yes he got to be there but he knew he had to get that special moment in close just incase."

Another added: "So cool to see. Vision plus execution results in a fantastic win that went far beyond just the game. Congrats."

For those for might not be up to speed on this unbelievable Hollywood story, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenny bought Wrexham AFC back in November 2020.


It was a wild move and many wondered why two actors would want to purchase a fifth-tier football club that is based in Wales.

While they faced a lot of speculation, they've managed to prove their doubters wrong.


They have invested heavily in the local community and the dream finally came to fruition during the match against Boreham Wood.

There's even been a hit Disney+ documentary series made about it all, with fans thrown into the spotlight and the club going global.

As a result of the meteoric rise, Reynolds and McElhenny were recently awarded the freedom of the city.

At the event, Reynolds said, as per the BBC: "I think back to that first moment. We were on Zoom speaking to the Wrexham Supporters' Trust and I don't think I have ever been as nervy as I was in that exact moment.

"I'm so touched I get to be a part of this story. I know that we are here so that you guys can thank us for some reason, but I feel like it is the other way around.

"We want to thank you for what you have given us. Words are too clumsy to quantify what it means to me."

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Ryan Reynolds

Topics: Ryan Reynolds, Sport, Rob McElhenney

Stewart Perrie
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