Everyone loves Ted Lasso's wholesome comedy on Apple TV+, which is led by Jason Sudeikis. Ryan Reynolds is also a beloved figure. What happens when two giant crowd pleasers turn their heads?
This is the most adorable threat that you have ever seen.
Reynolds posted a letter he wrote "from the desk RR McReynolds" on Saturday morning to Twitter. The letter pointedly criticizes Lasso's fifth episode and its co-creator Rob McElhenney, who also co-created Apple TV+'s hit, Mythic Quest. Before we move on, however, a quick history lesson is necessary.
McElhenney and Reynolds co-own Wrexham AFC, a Welsh football club. European football-loving Hollywood celebrities took over the team in 2021. They also committed to investing in its future success (aka it was not a joke). The story of Wrexham under new ownership will soon feature on FX.
I am referring to a high-profile business decision. In the fifth episode, Lasso's season two, Leslie Higgins, AFC Richmond director for communications (Jeremy Swift), contemplated RR’s commitment to the team. It was a challenge, thrown.
Higgins stated that "I can't determine if they buying the club are a joke" in reference to the "Hollywood magnates". Although the joke did not go further than that, it was still funny. Reynolds is clearly not happy with Reynolds's questioning of the owners' commitment.
The letter states that "while we hold in high regard the incomparable Jeremy Swift and are honored that we've been mentioned on the platform which's brought us high quality programming ranging Mythic Quest seasons one and two, we must insist you cease and desist the casting of any doubt regarding the club, the fans and the entire Wrexham Community,"
Reynolds, always reasonable, has a solution he believes will solve the problem. He wrote: "Please send 2 large boxes of Ted Lasso biscuits to [Wrexham’s home stadium] The Racecourse Ground. This will avoid any legal action."
After their debut in the first season, the biscuits have been the topic of much debate online. Although Reynolds does have an official recipe, Reynolds is too busy managing a football team these days to make any magic in the kitchen.
This legal threat is obviously without teeth. But how can anyone, in their right mind, threaten to sue Ted Lasso? It's clear that this is a ploy to get Wrexham AFC some delicious homemade shortbread biscuits.