As 2020 can’t get any weirder, Ryan Reynolds is using his gin money to make a bid to take over Wrexham Football Club.
According to BBC Sport, The Deadpool star and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Rob McElhenney have shown interest in investing in the National League side and plan to deliver their vision for the club in a special meeting with members.
This is the next step in the potential takeover following the fan-owned club members have voted overwhelmingly to proceed talks. This is after over 95% of the 1,223 Wrexham Supporters Trust members voted for the move with 31 members against.
This is an incredibly smart move because look at the coverage it’s already getting because it’s. Not only UK sports sites covering the news, but it’s also worldwide sports news, entertainment news and Hollywood trades.
Reynolds’ social media presents will be worth it for the club and league because you can imagine the ads or transfer announcements will have a hint of the Canadians personality, look at what he has done for Aviation Gin and Mint Moblie (I mean he got Rick Moranis to come out of retirement!!).
I sort of hope the shirt sponsors will change whenever he has a film coming out with the logo of said film.
The potential deal could lead to a £2m investment in the club that’s been under fan ownership since 2011, and according to Trust director Spencer Harris the outline of the deal could be done “in weeks rather than months” he told BBC Radio Wales Breakfast.
This investment is a drop in the ocean for Reynolds, who the world’s second-highest-paid actor, was a shareholder in Aviation American before selling those shares this August for $610m (£460m) proving he is a smart businessman.
The question now is why the Hollywood stars are interested in the little known North Welsh side in the fifth-tier of UK football?
Hopefully, this is something we’ll find out soon as Reynolds was finally able to reply to an eight-year-old tweet last night.