In a bizarre turn of events, Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are set to become the new owners of National League club, Wrexham A.F.C.
Reynolds – whose known for his roles in Deadpool and Safe House – and McElhenney pitched their plans for the club to trust members in a virtual meeting on November 8th. Voting then took place the day after and ended on Sunday (November 15th), resulting in 98.6% of the Wrexham Supporters Trust voting in favour for the takeover.
1809 of the over 2000 eligible-to-vote trust members were in favour, whilst 26 were against and nine did not vote. 75% of the members who responded to the ballot, needed to vote in favour for the takeover to come into fruition.
The trust said in a statement: “Subject to final agreement, league and FA confirmation – the PR McReynolds Company, LLC will take 100% control of Wrexham Football Club Limited from the WST.
“Both parties will now proceed with finalising the details of the takeover, and we will update Wrexham supporters as soon as we can.”
It’s been reported that Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney aim to make Wrexham a “global force”.
The pair have released a mission statement for the football club and stated that they would attend matches when their work commitments allowed. They also answered fans’ questions in the virtual meeting.
95% of the Trust members voted in favour of holding the online virtual meeting with the stars on November 8th.
This move could result in a two million investment into the football club. Since 2011, Wrexham has been in fan ownership.
Wrexham football club was formed in 1864 and were lowered to English football’s fifth tier in 2008.