Actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are delighted after their football team Wrexham upset EFL Championship side Coventry 4-3 in the third round of the FA Cup.
“I am completely and utterly speechless. What a club. What a city. What a win. @Wrexham_AFC Forever,” Reynolds wrote on Saturday, with a link to match coverage from the BBC. After beating Coventry, Wrexham – who play in the fifth-tier National League – can now progress to a matchup against a Premier League side in the next round based on a fourth-round draw.
Both Reynolds and McElhenney celebrated online. “Wow. Just… wow. @Wrexham_AFC,” McElhenney wrote in a tweet. “We’re just getting started. @Wrexham_AFC,” McElhenney said in another tweet. Neither of their tweets have received more than 10,000 likes.
In the midst of their win, FX documents “Welcome to Wrexham” – which describes their purchase and ownership of the underdog team – started trending on Twitter.
“Welcome to Wrexham,’ Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds learn to run the world’s third oldest professional football club,” reads the series description. “In 2020, Rob and Ryan team up to buy the fifth tier Red Dragons in the hope of turning Wrexham AFC into an underdog story the whole world can root for, but the worry is that neither has any experience in football or working with each other. . From Hollywood From Wales, from the pitch to the locker room and from the front office to the pub, the docuseries will track Rob and Ryan’s crash course in football club ownership and the inextricably linked fortunes of a town that relies on one team and two actors. Bring some serious hope and change to a community that could use it.”
Two Hollywood stars bought a Welsh football club in November 2020 for around $2.5 million. Since then, the pair have made significant reinvestments in the team, which is currently second in the National League and is a contender for promotion to England’s fourth-tier football league, the EFL League Two, for the first time since 2008.
The first season of “Welcome to Wrexham” debuted in August 2022. The second season is coming soon.