Emotional Hollywood star Rob McElhenney is reduced to TEARS at a local pub as Wrexham fans chant about him and co-owner Ryan Reynolds saving the Racecourse Ground from ‘crumbling’
- Rob McElhenney spent some time with Wrexham fans at a local pub this past weekend
- He was seen wiping tears while being serenaded with a song at one point
- Wrexham supporters chanted about McElhenney and fellow Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds saving their Racecourse Ground home from ‘crumbling’
- McElhenney and Reynolds bought the Welsh club in November 2020
Wrexham co-owner Rob McElhenney was seen last weekend wiping tears as he was serenaded by fans at a local pub.
McElhenney and fellow Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds are currently enjoying their second full season at the Racecourse Ground after an unlikely takeover in November 2020.
The Welsh club missed out on promotion in the duo’s first full campaign last season, before losing to Grimsby in the play-off semi-final after finishing second in the National League. This season they are again three points behind leader Notts County in second place.
Rob McElhenney was seen wiping tears as he was serenaded by Wrexham fans in a pub
McElhenney (far right) and fellow Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds (third from right) completed an unlikely takeover of the Welsh club in November 2020
Nevertheless, the arrival of McElhenney and Reynolds has revived Wrexham, and Red Dragons supporters expressed their appreciation this week.
In a clip posted to Twitter last weekend, an emotional McElhenney appeared to be in tears as he drank with fans at a local pub.
Wrexham’s faithful chanted his name — and referenced Reynolds’ famed anti-hero Deadpool — as part of a chant instructing their new owners to save their stadium from “crumbling.”
The text read: ‘A famous old stadium collapsed less than a mile from the center of town. No one has invested a dime, so bring on the Deadpool and Rob McElhenney.”
McElhenney, enjoying a quiet moment alone in the pub, was clearly overwhelmed by the song as he fought back tears.
While drinking with fans, McElhenney was left in tears when a local band dedicated a song to him
The It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia star had watched Wrexham win a 1-1 draw at Boreham Wood on Saturday before visiting The Turf pub – just yards away from the Racecourse Ground – to spend time with supporters chatting about their season up to now.
The local band the Declan Swans, who performed the song that made McElhenney cry to tears, also performed that night.
McElhenney and Reynolds’ journey to Wrexham thus far has been documented in the popular Disney+ show ‘Welcome to Wrexham’, in which the famous actors make a number of trips to the city.
The documentary has already been renewed for a second series as the Red Dragons hunt for promotion to League Two next season.