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By Eleanor Barlow, PA

Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney made their first visit to Wrexham AFC since becoming a co-owner by drinking gin at the local pub.

The actors stopped on Thursday held a press conference at Wrexham Racecourse after arriving in town in North Wales the day before and meeting with supporters at The Turf Pub next to the stadium.

It’s always sunny in Philadelphia, McElhenney, 44, said , they would have had an “incredible” reaction from town.

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He said: ” We’ve only been here two days and we just feel welcome at home. “

Reynolds said,” You will soon get bored of us, I hope, but it was pretty amazing. We went to The Turf last night, probably had a few more drinks than we should. ”

He said he didn’t expect the conversations with supporters to be“ unconditional ”that they had on their first Had visitors.

McElhenney added, “I was expecting to drink, but I wasn’t expecting to take multiple gin shots, which is exactly what we did. They just kept setting them up, shot after shot. “

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The 45-year-old Deadpool actor told reporters he hoped to bring his friend and comedian Will Ferrell over to watch a game / p> He said, “He’s a dude, I’ve just finished working with him, a huge, huge football fan, so I would love to see Will Ferrell on the racetrack.”

He said his long-term plans for the team was “win, win, win” and said he was hoping the team would make it to the Premier League.

He then apologized after being told he was on live TV when he added: “Unless there’s a meteor, in which case we’re all fucked up.”

The couple who trained with players on the pitch Thursday morning appeared to have embraced Welsh culture. McElhenney shared his love for the Welsh national anthem, tried a few Welsh sentences and impressed with his pronunciation of the longest place name in the country.

Reynolds said his children and his wife Blake Lively were “head to toe” in Wrexham- Jerseys, “like it or not”.

Reynolds said, “Being in a soccer game like this and being as invested as we are was an absolute torture.

” Usually, I only get to be in my home harassed, that was kind of new to me and kind of strangely exciting. “

He said he was drawn to the” Cinderella aspect “of the club, which is also said to be the focus of a documentary.

The couple did Headlines after it acquired 100% of the fifth tier Red Dragons in February.

They took over from the Wrexham Supporters’ Trust and made a £ 2 million investment under the agreement.




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