Two images show a man on an open top bus in a street lined with people, and two men smiling side-by-side.

A few years ago, the idea of Ryan Reynolds spending the day on an open-top bus in the Welsh city of Wrexham would’ve been the stuff of very niche fan fiction.

On Tuesday, though, as Wrexham AFC celebrated the promotion of both their men’s and women’s teams after winning their respective leagues, it was very much the reality.

Wrexham had already secured promotion to the Football League a week ago after a win over Boreham Wood guaranteed them the top spot, but after the final game of the season was played last weekend it was time to make the celebration official. Hollywood stars Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, who bought Wrexham AFC back in 2020, joined the teams on an open top bus tour of the city, through streets lined with screaming fans.

“The first Tuesday in May,” wrote Reynolds in an Instagram post. “What an unforgettable evening in Wrexham celebrating both @wrexham_afc and @wrexhamafcwomen gaining promotion and winning their leagues. BONKERS.”

The images show the street outside Wrexham’s The Racecourse stadium absolutely packed with people, as well as footage of screaming fans and a random man sitting on his friend’s shoulders to hand Reynolds a beer on the top of the bus.

That final episode of Welcome to Wrexham Season 2, the documentary that follows Reynolds and McElhenney’s takeover of the club, is pretty much writing itself.


You may also like