'That’s very scary' - Ryan Reynolds stunned after Rob McElhenney told him how much money they would lose if Wrexham weren't promoted
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Ryan Reynolds appeared visibly shaken when Wrexham co-owner Rob McElhenney informed him how much money they would lose if their side didn’t achieve promotion.
McElhenney and Reynolds completed their 2021 takeover of Wrexham from the Wrexham Supporters Trust and the pair heavily invested in the club since then.
Wrexham finally achieved promotion from the National League and clinched the league title after their 3-1 win over Boreham Wood at the Racecourse Ground on Saturday.
The Red Dragons are top of the table and are four points clear of second-place Notts County ahead of their final match of the season against Torquay United.
Reynolds and McElhenney’s exchange about how much their side could lose if they weren’t promoted has resurfaced after Wrexham’s National League title win.
Speaking in 2022’s Welcome to Wrexham documentary (watch the clip above), McElhenney told Reynolds they could lose a hefty £1m if the Welsh side aren’t promoted.
Reynolds appeared stunned by McElhenney’s admission and admitted that it was “scary as f**k” to learn, despite trying to keep himself composed.
“And then if we don’t get promoted the year after that, we will lose £1m,” McElhenney said.
Responding to McElhenney, Reynolds said: “Okay, that’s umm… scary as f**k. Alright.”
McElhenney added: “That’s very scary.”
Speaking after Wrexham’s promotion to League Two, McElhenney said that both he and Reynolds “had tears in [their] eyes.”
“It’s hard to put into words. I actually think I blacked out,” he told BBC Sport.
“I don’t remember anybody running onto the pitch. I don’t remember them being on the pitch so yeah, a bit of a blackout for us.
“So much of what we’re feeling isn’t so much to do with us winning, the club, it’s the town -- you’re carrying the emotions of so many people in this town and it means so much to them.
“Fifteen years they’ve spent out of the Football League, which ends now, and I think that’s all coming in like a bit of a tsunami moment and I think it’s going to take a minute to process.
“Both Rob and I were up and watching and both of us had tears in our eyes and didn’t quite know how to express what we were feeling.”
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