22 Jan – Celebrity friends Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney were recently revealed to have bought Wrexham AFC, nicknamed the Red Dragons. The team is currently playing in the English National league.
For those who are unfamiliar with the English League, the Red Dragons are 4 tiers leagues below Liverpool and Manchester United in the English Premier League. Wrexham is the oldest club in Wales and the 3rd oldest club in the world.
Reynolds, who alongside McElhenney took over Welsh club Wrexham with an investment commitment of at least USD 2.5 million - has plans to improve the facilities and attract better players.
He described Wrexham as a "sleeping giant" that they planned to turn into a global force.
It is noted that prior to the two stars acquiring the club, Wrexham has been owned by its fans, the Wrexham Supporters Trust (WST) since 2011. The club confirmed that the RR McReynolds Company will be taking 100 percent control after a majority of the fans voted in favour of it.
The Reynolds-McElhenney ownership will definitely raise the profile of the club worldwide. It could be further raised with some plans to have a documentary on the 'new journey' of the club. Apparently, this is already in discussion.
We could be seeing the "Story of Wrexham AFC – The Red Dragons" on Amazon Prime or Netflix, like how Tottenham Hotspurs or Manchester City were featured.
We look forward to Reynolds and McElhenney appearing on the red carpet wearing Wrexham Jerseys 😊
(Photo Source: Philly Voice, Daily Post)