Ryan Reynolds & Rob McElhenney Interested in Buying Wrexham - Yes, Really

Sep 23, 2020, 9:00 PM GMT+1
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You know 2020? That utterly absurd year in human history that we'd rather had never happened? Yeah, it's just got even more bizarre.

Over in Wales, there is a football club called Wrexham that play in the National League. Formed in 1864, they are the third oldest club in the professional game.

While they're a familiar name to many, they're perhaps not as familiar as Hollywood A-lister Ryan Reynolds and co-creator of hit comedy TV show It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Any idea where this is going? Nope, didn't think so.

As confirmed by Wrexham on their official website, the duo are in the running for a takeover of the club after a vote was held over whether they should accept new investment. You can't write this stuff.

A statement read: "The Wrexham Supporters Trust Board would like to thank all members who took part in the Special General Meeting yesterday (Tuesday September 22) and took the time to vote.

"As confirmed this morning, 97.5% of voters (1,223 members) voted in favour of the Resolution. As a result, talks with the proposed bidders will now continue and we are in a position to confirm the two people interested in investing in Wrexham AFC.

"Rob McElhenney is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter, best known as the creator of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Ryan Reynolds is an award-winning Canadian actor, writer, producer and business entrepreneur whose credits include Marvel’s Deadpool.

"In due course, Mr. McElhenney and Mr. Reynolds will put forward their vision for Wrexham AFC and proposal for members to vote on at a second Special General Meeting."

Now the vote has been complete and the investors named, we can proceed with scratching our heads and pinching ourselves to conduct a true and fair assessment over whether the above is actually true. Spoiler: it is.

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