Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are the Hollywood owners of Wrexham. They attended their first home game at Racecourse Ground after they took over the club.
They arrived in North Wales this week, their first visit since taking control. The duo then held a press conference where they pledged their commitment to the long-term.
Today, both were present at the team’s National League game against Torquay United. They were photographed in the stands just before kick-off.
Both actors spoke with Shaun Harvey, an advisor to the board, and appeared in high spirits before the ground began to fill with excited supporters still in awe over the level, and the faces of, the £2million investment.
Reynolds and McElhenney saw Wrexham lose 3-2 at Maidenhead United on Tuesday. This was just hours after they flew to the UK. They will be hoping for a better result today, having outlined their grand Premier League ambitions.
Although they were greeted with rain and drizzle, their trip was not without excitement. Despite their side being 11th in league and falling short of expectations, their owners still showed great enthusiasm during their whistle-stop tour.
Reynolds and McElhenney refused to relent when it was pointed out that Wrexham would need to join Liverpool and Manchester United at the top of the pyramid.
The former, who is known for his lead role as a star in hit film Deadpool and inadvertently said ‘f***k’ live on television at the media event, insisted: “We would be lying if we didn’t believe that Premier League was the dream. It won’t happen overnight.
“Look, our goal in football is to get back in (Football) League. We will continue our climb upwards.
McElhenney said, “Promotion is the perfect ending to this season.”
“We have a goal to end this club and this season, and hopefully it’s an unforgettable story to tell for years to follow.”
McElhenney, creator and star in comedy It’s Always Sunny In PhiladelphiaAfterwards, he said: “As a sports fan, I would like the owner to declare that we are going to win the championship and do so as quickly as possible.
Whether that’s this, next, or the next year. You want that level if optimism.
Sportsmail The pair had been reported as traveling from the United States to meet up with media outlets.
They were greeted by a barrage if flashes of cameras and were then escorted into Maidenhead United’s stand by an extensive security team. Thrilled fans watched as they went.
McElhenney wore a puffy Wrexham jacket, club snapback cap, and McElhenney a navy jacket and darker overcoat to keep warm. Reynolds opted to wear a navy coat and darker coat for the cold fixture.
Reynolds posted on Instagram, “Football: A beautiful, heartbreaking and soul-deadening game that I will never sleep again.”
Boss Phil Parkinson stated that the pilots flew in today. Although they tried to keep a low profile, it is quite difficult to maintain a low profile. They let us go on our way.
“We look forward to meeting them later this week.
“I’m really disappointed for them, that we haven’t managed to come away with at the least a draw. But that’s football. It can be a brutal business.
McElhenney, Reynolds, and McElhenney wanted to make their first trip in Wrexham together. However, their schedules made it difficult.
A previous attempt to plan travel from Canada and the US was unsuccessful last season.
Reynolds announced that Reynolds is taking a sabbatical and McElhenney has finished filming season 15 It’s Always SunnyThey have a gap.
More to come.