Deadpool star venturing into football

September 24, 2020

WREXHAM, Wales (AP):

Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney could be making a foray into the football business.

Wrexham, a Welsh team which plays in the fifth tier of English football, revealed yesterday that Reynolds and McElhenney are the "two extremely well-known individuals" the club has previously said are interested in investing PS2 million (US$2.5 million).

Reynolds is a Canadian-born actor best known for starring in the 'Deadpool' movies. McElhenney, a friend of Reynolds, is an American actor and director who was the creator of TV show 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'.

Wrexham has been a fan-owned club since 2011. Members of its supporters trust voted at a special general meeting on Tuesday in favour of allowing talks to start with Reynolds and McElhenney.

"In due course," Wrexham said in a statement, "Mr McElhenney and Mr Reynolds will put forward their vision for Wrexham AFC and proposal for members to vote on at a second special general meeting."

The National League, the division in which Wrexham plays, has yet to start its season because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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