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Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney bought Wrexham after deciding to make a documentary

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Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have revealed that they bought Wrexham because they wanted to make a documentary about it.The Hollywood duo surprised the world after buying the Welsh club back in November 2020 and have spearheaded the Dragons' rise into the mainstream, and hopefully, into the Football League soon too.Following the takeover a docuseries called Welcome to Wrexham, which is set for release later this month, was announced, and earlier this week the actors sat down with The Athletic to discuss it.READ MORE: Wrexham co-owner Rob McElhenney makes huge donation to young girl with brain tumour"It’s always been a dream of mine to be associated in some capacity with a professional sports franchise, (I just never) knew of a rational or legitimate avenue into it," said McElhenney."And then it was over the pandemic when I started watching a lot more documentaries and started getting into football and then learned about the English system and realized - wait, that’s an interesting way in."The duo spoke about the appeal of an 'underdog story' and given how long Wrexham have spent out of the Football League, and given the size of the town, they figured the club was perfect.Will Wrexham reach the Premier League under Reynolds and McElhenney?

Let us know what you reckon in the comments section below.Reynolds and McElhenney have been heavily involved with helping the local community in Wrexham since day one and Reynolds insists that isn't just for show."For us - it’s just about transparency," the Deadpool star said. "We’re not here to project some idea that we know what we’re doing in terms of running a football club."We are here to say that we’re gonna be responsible, respectful and reverent of the institution that is.

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