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Why Rob McElhenney is 'banned' from appearing in advert alongside Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Smart

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Why Rob McElhenney is 'banned' from appearing in advert alongside Ryan Reynolds

Wrexham co-owners Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds have brought plenty of positive publicity to north Wales since taking over the club - but they are unable to appear in one specific advert together.

Off the pitch, the Hollywood duo have invested heavily in the local area, with Netflix also commissioned to produce the well-received 'Welcome to Wrexham' documentary that aired earlier this year.

Unsurprisingly, there has been plenty of media attention on the club, given McElhenney and Reynolds' high profiles.

But during a recent advert, Wrexham supporters saw that Ryan and Rob were appearing in an advert for Reynolds' brand, Aviation Gin.

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Well, Ryan and a different Rob - singer Rob Thomas.

Reynolds explains that McElhenney 'isn't legally allowed to appear on Aviation Gin commercials' - which prompted Wrexham fans to search for the answer as to why.

You can watch the advert below.

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Last month, alongside 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' co-stars Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton, McElhenney unveiled a new whiskey brand titled 'Four Walls Whiskey'.

As a result, therefore, it is likely this that is prohibiting the Wrexham co-owner from appearing in a commercial for Aviation Gin - a rival brand - with Reynolds.

Earlier this month, meanwhile, the Red Dragons owners were praised after donating £3,500 to a sportswear shop that had been burgled.

Shop owner Stephen Tapp told BBC: "It was overwhelming - I literally had to be picked up off the floor.

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"We were about to wrap up the online donations page, then they doubled the amount I'd already received - taking it to £7,000."

On the pitch, after appointing former Bolton and Bradford boss Phil Parkinson as their new manager, Reynolds and McElhenney have presided over a steep rise by the Red Dragons.

They won the National League last term following a fierce battle with Notts County.

Wrexham are currently second in League Two after 12 games, having not lost a game in any competition since being thrashed 5-0 by league leaders Stockport in November.

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McElhenney was present at the Racecourse Ground last Saturday to watch his side secure a 2-0 win over Gillingham, with Ollie Palmer and Ben Tozer getting their names on the scoresheet.

Featured Image Credit: Getty / Ryan Reynolds/YouTube

Topics: Rob McElhenney, Ryan Reynolds, Wrexham, League Two

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