Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have been confirmed as the brand new homeowners of Wrexham AFC after a much-publicised takeover bid.
The Hollywood stars have been confirmed back in September to be in talks to put money into the Nationwide League soccer membership after the Wrexham Supporters Belief Board voted to permit the potential takeover.
The Belief’s members have now formally voted to approve the takeover, with an amazing 98.6% of members approving it – solely 26 of the two,000 members voted in opposition to, whereas 9 abstained.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) November 16, 2020
“Topic to ultimate settlement, league and FA affirmation – the RR McReynolds Firm, LLC will take 100% management of Wrexham Soccer Membership Restricted from the WST,” the membership stated in a press release.
“Each events will now proceed with finalising the main points of the takeover, and we’ll replace Wrexham supporters as quickly as we are able to.”
A message from our owners-elect…
— Wrexham AFC (@Wrexham_AFC) November 16, 2020
The Welsh membership additionally confirmed the takeover information in a video that includes each Reynolds and McElhenney during which they promote membership sponsors Ifor Williams Trailers.
“To the Wrexham Supporters Belief, thanks on your religion and belief in us,” McElhenney stated within the clip, with Reynolds including: “We’re humbled, and we’re already attending to work… holy shit, that is actually occurring”.
Of their authentic bid, the pair harassed that they’d defend the heritage of the membership, in addition to reinforcing Wrexham as a “main pressure for group good within the city” and retaining and enhancing the membership’s status as “inclusive and forward-thinking”.
Reynolds additionally stated they needed to make Wrexham, which has been fan-owned since 2011, a “international pressure”, and the pair are planning to make a documentary in regards to the membership’s rise below their possession.