Hollywood co-owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney attend first Wrexham game

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Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney arrive at Maidenhead’s York Road ground

Ryan Reynolds, Wrexham's Hollywood partner and co-owner, described football as "soul-deadening", evil, and beautiful after seeing his club play at Maidenhead.

Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, a fellow actor, completed the takeover in February.

They made their long-awaited debut at the Wrexham game at Maidenhead United’s York Road.

They watched as 10-man Wrexham lost to 3-2, despite having fought back from 2-0.

A crew filmed a documentary about access-all areas, Welcome to Wrexham. The actors were accompanied at all times by the crew.

Reynolds, the Deadpool actor, seemed to be enjoying his first taste of British football despite the disappointing result. He shared photos from the National League game on his Instagram external link.

He wrote, "Football, a staggeringly heartbreaking, beautiful, tommy gun of soul-deadening and evil and beauty is something I will never sleep again ever, ever."

Reynolds and McElhenney were both Americans and had only been able to watch Wrexham matches via streams until now due to filming commitments as well as the pandemic.

The actors were able to attend a first match that featured lots of drama. Wrexham fell behind by two goals after 22 minutes, before a player was sent off.

Wrexham came back to level at 2:2. But Josh Kelly of Maidenhead scored the goal that made sure there was no fairytale ending. The home team won 3-2.

Phil Parkinson, Wrexham manager, had been informed beforehand that club co-owners would attend but neither he or the players met the pair prior to the game.

Parkinson stated that they flew in and tried to keep a low profile, but it is quite difficult to maintain a low profile. They let us go and get on with our work."

"We look forward meeting them later in this week.

"I feel really sorry for them that we weren't able to get at least a draw. But that's football. It can be quite brutal."

Andy Gilpin, a Wrexham fan, said that he was "gobsmacked” to see Hollywood owners in the stands. He also stated that the appearance gave the fans "a boost".

He said, "There's media hype, then there's the showing up at Maidenheadaway which isn't really the kind of Hollywood entrance real, it's very low-key, and to see two Hollywood celebrities there in the middle, we were just goingbsmacked..."

"It's quite an act to come to Maidenhead away, and fair play to them."

McElhenney and Reynolds, Free Guy creator, expressed interest in purchasing the club in north Wales, which is the third-oldest professional club in the globe, in September 2020.

Two months later, Wrexham Supporters Trust members overwhelmingly voted to support the takeover after the pair presented online to fans.

After a decade of difficult times, the club was under fan ownership starting in 2011.

Phil Parkinson, Wrexham manager, said Reynolds and McElhenney recognize the "huge potential of" the club.

Reynolds and McElhenney spent an immediate 2m in Wrexham upon completing their takeover. Their ambition was reflected in a number notable signings, plus the appointment Parkinson, over the past few months.

Reynolds stated that Wrexham was to become a "global power" in November 2020.

Wrexham, however, have had a mixed start in 2021-22 season. They are currently 11th in National League after their defeat at Maidenhead.

Wrexham will face Torquay United at Racecourse Stadium on Saturday 30 October.

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