It may sound like a plot from an episode of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” but this isn’t fiction. Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds are the new owners of Wrexham AFC, a soccer team in Wales.
McElhenney and Reynolds announced the news in a humorous video Monday. In the video, both of them encourage fans to buy Ifor Williams Trailers for their loved ones. Why? Because Ifor Williams Trailers is a team sponsor.
— Wrexham AFC (@Wrexham_AFC) November 16, 2020
While you might assume this is all a big joke, that’s not the case. Reynolds gives that away at the end of the video, saying “This is really happening.”
Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds have been pushing to buy Wrexham
McElhenney and Reynolds taking over Wrexham wasn’t something that happened overnight. The two made a surprising bid to take over the club in September. The Wrexham supporters trust board, which previously owned the team, voted to allow McElhenney and Reynolds to remain in the bidding. The pair still had to pass other tests to move on in the process.
In the weeks leading up to their approval, McElhenney and Reynolds spoke about their vision for the club. Reynolds said he was hoping to turn Wrexham AFC into a “global force.”
Just Ryan Reynolds saying he wants Wrexham FC to become a "global force" pic.twitter.com/nPExVAQ4tq
— Dan Salisbury-Jones (@dsj_itv) November 8, 2020
When it came time for the supporters trust board to vote on final approval, McElhenney and Reynolds received 98 percent approval, according to The Guardian.
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