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Wrexham owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney overcome tears of joy as club secures historic promotion

Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney were left emotional as they watched their football team, Wrexham, secure their promotion to the English Football League after a 15-year absence. The team beat Boreham Wood 3-1 on Saturday evening, clinching the league title and automatic promotion.

Reynolds and McElhenney, who bought the club in November 2020, were joined by fellow actor Paul Rudd as they celebrated the victory. Reynolds said: "People said at the beginning: 'Why Wrexham? Why Wrexham?' This is exactly why Wrexham, what is happening right now is why." McElhenney added: "For us to be welcomed into their community and to be welcomed into this experience has been the honour of my life."

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McElhenney's tears of joy were captured on camera as he watched the game from the stands. After the match, the co-owners spoke to reporters about their emotions, with Reynolds admitting that he was still processing what had happened.

He said: "I'm not sure I can actually process what happened tonight. I'm still a little speechless." McElhenney echoed Reynolds' sentiments, saying: "This is a moment of catharsis for them and celebration."

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The Hollywood duo have been documenting their journey as owners of the club in the TV series "Welcome To Wrexham." Despite knowing little about football or North Wales, Reynolds and McElhenney have shown their commitment to the team, with Reynolds even revealing that he plans to move his family to the area.

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The success of Wrexham under their ownership has been seen as a positive example of celebrity involvement in football clubs, with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich also recently involving the club's fans in a decision-making process.

The promotion has also been celebrated by the people of Wrexham, with supporters invading the pitch after the game. The victory has been seen as a much-needed boost for the town, which has been hit hard by the pandemic.

The success of the team and the involvement of the Hollywood actors has also put Wrexham on the map, with the town's profile being raised on a global scale. One of the first to congratulate them was David Beckham, who wrote on his Instagram stories: "This makes me very happy. What a story and what an achievement".

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