Ryan Reynolds hilariously hits out at Ted Lasso over Wrexham jibe ‘Enough is enough’
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney on Wrexham ownership
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Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds and Mythic Quest’s Rob McElhenney have shared a hysterical response to the TV series Ted Lasso after it made fun of them co-owning Wrexham AFC. Reynolds and McElhenney acquired 100 per cent of the struggling non-league Welsh football blub earlier this year. The club was previously owned by a group of fans called the Wrexham Supporters Trust.
In the latest episode of Apple TV’s Ted Lasso, Higgins (Jeremy Swift) remarked that he “can’t tell if them buying the club is a joke or not”.
While Ted Lasso is based on a fictional football club, the series couldn’t resist a cheeky swipe at the Hollywood duo’s foray into the sport in real life.
The upcoming footballing season will be the first with the two Hollywood stars in charge, and they jokingly sent a “cease and desist” letter to the streamer, which also airs McElhenney’s show.
The whimsical letter was posted onto both of their social media websites and read: “It has come to our attention that in a recent episode of Ted Lasso, our very real ownership of Wrexham AFC was called into question by an otherwise beloved character named ‘Higgins’.
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“While we hold the incomparable Jeremy Swift in no ill regard and are honoured to be mentioned on the platform that brought us high-quality programming ranging from Mystic Quest season one and Mystic Quest season two.
“We must insist that you cease and desist from the casting of any doubt regarding our commitment to the club, the fans and the entire Wrexham community.”
In a hilarious ending to their letter, they signed off: “To avoid legal actions, please send two LARGE boxes of Ted Lasso’s biscuits to the Racecourse Ground, Mold Rd, Wrexham LL11 2AH before the Wrexham AFC season begins on Saturday, August 21st at 3pm.”
The letter’s header was accredited to RR McReynolds, a play on the football club’s owners, and they signed their letter with “Believe, Rob and Ryan”.
Reynolds uploaded an image of the letter to his Twitter account and captioned it with “Enough is enough!”
Apple TV responded to their tweet by replying: “We like our high-profile celebrity arbitration just like Roy Kent: hard packaging on the outside, but soft goodness on the inside. Biscuits are on their way.”
Fans of Reynolds and McElhenney responded to their playful letter on Twitter, with one user writing: “Translation: Give us the cookies, and no one gets hurt.”
Another added: “I love how this seems completely sincere up until the part where their only demand is bread!”
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A third used explained: “I desperately need a cameo from @VancityReynolds @RMcElhenney now. Even if it’s just them walking by in the background at a match and they’re not even acknowledged, it would be amazing.”
The two actors invested £2 million into the club as part of a takeover deal, which will be available immediately to buy new players and improved the team’s stadium.
The money will also go towards boosting the women’s team and community projects for young adults around Wrexham.
Speaking on their investment Reynolds and McElhenney said: “It’s a special day for the two of us to become the latest stewards in the long and storied history of Wrexham AFC.
“Together with the players, the staff, the fans, and the local community, we can now pursue our goal to grow the team and return it to the EFL in front of increased attendances in an improved stadium while making a positive difference to the wider community.
“Wrexham AFC is only in a position to thrive because of the incredible efforts of the Wrexham Supporters Trust. Their members are a fitting reflection of the integrity and spirit of the town, and they will always have an important role at the club.”
Reynolds tweeted a picture of himself in a Wrexham AFC jacket alongside the initials RR for the new owners and captioned: “Can’t get to the Racecourse Ground fast enough. Game on. #UpTheTown @Wrexham_AFC.”
Both Reynolds and McElhenney now join other famous names who own or part-own football clubs, including David Beckham, Natalie Portman and LeBron James, who owns two percent of Liverpool football club.
The Wrexham owners tweeted their “mission statement”, which read: “Invest in a permanent training facility. Explore the renovation of the Racecourse Ground. Always beat Chester.”
Ted Lasso is available to stream on Apple TV+ now.
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