Wrexham may be pushing hard to return to the football league, but fans were distracted from the action on the field by a flood of bizarre messages from the owners.
Famed Presidents Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds used the club’s new electronic billboards to communicate directly with fans during Bromley’s 3-0 defeat by the Dragons on Saturday.
Despite neither actors McElhenney, 43, and Reynolds, 44, nor supporters attending the Racecourse Ground for the pivotal National League game, the messages were received loud and clear via a live stream of the game.
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have sent bizarre messages to Wrexham fans
‘We watch!’ celebrity owners stated through Wrexham’s new billboards
“We are with you in the mind, but not in the terrifying horror movie,” explained a statement, which appeared randomly on the LED signs in the world’s oldest international football stadium, where matches are still being held.
‘We watch! But not in a creepy stalker-like way, ”another beamed as the club proudly showed off its high-tech acquisition. The planks graced the perimeter of the Wembley field.
While it may have looked a little strange to outsiders, Wrexham fans loved it and took to social media to share their appreciation.
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‘We’re with you in mind,’ the actors continued in a strange message to fans, but they loved it
“ I’m crying at the LED signs at the @ Wrexham_AFC game, ” teacher John Ellinson said of Witter.
I bet no other stadium has had electronic ads before saying ‘we are watching but not in a creepy stalker way’. I love it #Wrexham, ‘tweeted @ SimmyCymru, with a hint of pride.
“I like the billboards,” Sarah Jones agreed.
And the messages kept coming. “Save us some Wrexham lager,” declared the co-owners who will take over 100% control of the club from the Wrexham Supporters Trust (WST) in February.
The presidents used the Wrexham billboards to ask for a pint in the match with Bromley
“Rob is allergic to shellfish,” flashed the signs, also shouting at fans and local businesses.
The local brew, Wrexham Lager, raved about their listing and immediately got down to work full time.
We’ve seen your post @RMcElhenney @VancityReynolds – there will be plenty of Wrexham Lager waiting for you here when you can finally visit! (no shellfish either), ‘the company’s account tweeted.
“Well done on the LED signs, they look beautiful.”
However, there was a moment of concern when Wrexham’s tenacious midfielder Luke Young collided heavily with the perimeter after 42 minutes, looking dazed by the experience.
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‘Hope @ 8Lukeyoung didn’t damage the ad boards!’ the club account immediately quipped.
And they weren’t the only ones more concerned with the pitch-side innovation than the game, despite Wrexham’s attack on the playoff pitches.
“I’ve been looking at these billboards here for half an hour,” tweeted lifelong fan Sue Wells.
The Dragons are now in fifth place with 47 points, four behind Torquay United, which occupies a play-off spot in third place. Wrexham, who retired from the Football League in 2008, has won three and drawn two of their last five games.
Currently, Reynolds, star of Safe House and Deadpool, and McElhenney, who has starred in and co-directed the comedy series “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” are unable to attend races at the racetrack.
The Wrexham co-chairs made full use of the new billboards on the racecourse
As it turns out, some posts might have taken a dramatic turn.
It was explained on Wrexham’s website that some of the presidents’ references could have been a soft promotion of Mythic Quest Season 2, for which McElhenney is one of the directors.
It “ may or may not have been a misuse of the LED signs, depending on which of our chairpersons you ask, ” the website reported.
Reynolds and McElhenney continue to cause a stir in North Wales.
They have made a £ 2 million investment in the club under the terms of the takeover deal and are committed to increasing Wrexham’s revenues.
[The boards] are the latest in a series of steps by our new owners to reshape things off the pitch and increase the club’s commercial opportunities, following the successful revamp of the club’s livestream and the launch of a new membership program ”, said the club.