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Wrexham Board Confirm Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney Takeover

Robbie Copeland
The new owner of Wrexham AFC, because why not
The new owner of Wrexham AFC, because why not / Jean Chung/Getty Images
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What do you get if you cross Deadpool, Mac from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and a Welsh-based football club playing in the fifth tier of the English pyramid?

You get Wrexham AFC.

It's up there with the most absurd stories we've ever seen in football, but Wrexham confirmed on Monday that a motion has been passed to hand the keys to the club over to Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.

The takeover hinged on the result of an extraordinary ballot, where shareholders voted on three resolutions relating to the proposed takeover by 'RR McReynolds Company'. It seems there was little in the way of opposition; the club confirmed all three resolutions passed with more than 98% of the vote.

A club statement reads: "The Wrexham Supporters Trust Board would like to thank all members who took the time to vote and take part in the process relating to the Extraordinary Ballot. There was a significant turnout for the ballot at 91.5%.

"We are now in a position to confirm the result of the vote, which has been independently verified by Mi-Voice, the company assisting the Trust in the process. As can be seen in full detail below, members have voted for all three resolutions.

"As such – subject to final agreement, league and FA confirmation – the RR 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."

First news of the takeover broke back in September, with Reynolds drawing attention to a tweet he received from a Wrexham fan in 2012 asking him to buy the club.

Reynolds later stated he wants to turn Wrexham, one of the oldest football clubs around, into a 'global force.'

"This is the third-oldest club on the planet and we don't see why it can't have a global appeal," he said, per BBC. "We want Wrexham to be a global force. Our intention is to become part of the Wrexham story rather than Wrexham becoming part of our story."

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