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Footage of a topless Bootlegger celebrating with Wrexham players in pub emerges

Jack Kenmare

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Footage of a topless Bootlegger celebrating with Wrexham players in pub emerges

Local superfan Bootlegger was spotted celebrating Wrexham's promotion to the Football League with club captain Ben Tozer on Sunday evening.

Bootlegger, real name Karl Phillips, has become an online sensation in the past few years, with his action-packed matchday YouTube vlogs providing non-stop entertainment to the masses.

From catchphrases such as “It’s gonna get tasty baby” to “I’ve had an absolute grueller”, the well-known internet personality continues to support his beloved Wrexham.

And the Gwersyllt-born Phillips decided to celebrate their title-winning clash against Boreham Wood by joining his mates at The Fat Boar pub in town.


As you can see in the footage below, a topless Bootlegger was joined by Wrexham captain Ben Tozer, who left League One side Cheltenham in 2021 for the newly-crowned National League champions.

Bootlegger and Tozer chanted their own version of "Allez, Allez, Allez" before singing "we hate Chester" with a large group of supporters.

The Wrexham superfan was also filmed singing 'Stand by Me' on the karaoke. You can check that footage out below.


Bootlegger, a regular guest on talkSPORT, took to the airwaves this season to praise Phil Parkinson's side.

“The sky's the limit for us since the takeover," he said back in January. "It’s good that we’re no longer looking over our shoulders, worrying about financial issues."


The viral sensation also opened up about his journey to becoming one of the most loved football fans in the country.

“Football wasn’t really on my radar as a young lad. I was too busy ducking and diving," he added. “In all honesty, I was more interested in going out gallivanting with my mates in the Nineties and doing what young lads do.”


He added: "After a few videos of just larking about, I went on to vlog my match-day experiences. My first was for a home match – Wrexham v. Cambridge. I uploaded the video and titled it ‘Bootlegger MOTD’.


"It gained a bit of a cult status amongst the Wrexham diehards. Before long, I found myself interviewing various locals.

“I got the knack of editing and embedding graphics. I really did think I was going to be Wrexham’s answer to Steven Spielberg. I created different characters, like Bubba Ball Bag and Taffy. These were the main protagonists. But there was one character that didn’t require so much acting. He was ‘The Bootlegger’, AKA The Captain.

"The Captain would attend games proudly wearing the red Wrexham shirt and a brown leather jacket, which I christened ‘The Italian Pigskin’.

"The Italian pigskin wasn’t from Italy and I doubt it was even made of leather, but the rain wouldn’t half bounce off it.”

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@bootlegger1974 - Twitter/@robbowxm

Topics: Wrexham, Ryan Reynolds, League Two

Jack Kenmare
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