New Wrexham FC owner Ryan Reynolds releases genius ad for Welsh trailer manufacturer
By James Herring on Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are the new owners of lowly Wrexham Football Club after supporters voted overwhelmingly in favour of the proposed takeover.
It’s not just the oddest thing to have happened in Wrexham’s history, it’s got to be up there in the top tier of the strangest things to have happened in football. Ever.
The pair’s ownership of Wrexham AFC was announced with a spoof advert for trailer manufacturer and club sponsor Ifor Williams Trailers
A message from our owners-elect…
— Wrexham AFC (@Wrexham_AFC) November 16, 2020
And a few of the many, many responses it prompted.
— Joe Griffith (@1joegriffith) November 16, 2020
Boss: How can we react to the Wrexham tweet?
Boss: I think we should, it’s going viral.
Me: Ryan Reynolds is wearing glasses?
Boss: Perfect, invite him to our Wrexham store.
— Specsavers (@Specsavers) November 16, 2020
If only we had sponsored the club instead of just having a pitch-side advertising board! Congratulations on the take over. We are excited to see what happens next.
— Evans Lamsley Limited (@EvansLamsley) November 16, 2020
It’s working. Just bought a TA510 livestock trailer
— Comedy Central UK (@ComedyCentralUK) November 16, 2020
If it’s a sign of things to come it’s going to be a helluva ride. A very, very funny ride.