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Rob McElhenney shares sweet tribute as devoted Wrexham fan dies: ‘I hope we can honour his memory’

Rob McElhenney has shared a sweet message in tribute after a devoted Wrexham fan died, aged 74.

The It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia star took the Welsh club over along with Ryan Reynolds last year, with the pair proving they are firm supporters ever since.

And the co-owner was on hand for support when a football fan reached out on Twitter to explain that his dad, a season ticket holder, had died on the day of the first home game of the season.

Tagging the official club handle, as well as the Hollywood stars, Michael Archer asked whether a small gesture could be placed on his seat for the rest of the seaon.

‘@Wrexham_AFC @RMcElhenney @VancityReynolds I’m sorry to say that after getting my Dad a season ticket, after years of us meaning to do it, he died on the day of the Notts County game,’ he wrote.

‘I ask permission to put a sticker of him on his seat, so he can still watch this season with us.’

 

Rob was moved by Michael’s request, and replied to him personally, offering his condolences over his loss.

‘I’m so sorry to hear that Michael,’ he said. ‘If I’ve learned anything about the @Wrexham_AFC community it’s that you hold each other up.

‘I’m sure he was proud of being a part of that tradition. And I’m sure he was proud of you. I hope we can honour his memory by continuing that legacy.’

Touched by the co-owner’s response, Michael penned: ‘Ah Rob, thank you so much, you and Ryan have brought so much excitement to us all, my dad was genuinely excited to be coming back to watch it all unfold.

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Rob and Ryan Reynolds took over the club last year (Picture: TikTok)

‘He always told me about the 70’s, and I hoped I was getting to share this era with him. Alas, it wasn’t to be. Up the town!’

Quoting the actor’s post, he added: ‘Our owners are genuinely great human beings! Diolch Rob & Ryan.’

The official Wrexham football team account also responded to Michael’s request, asking him to get in touch over email to see what could be done to honour his late dad.

Ryan and Rob took over the club last year, to the shock and delight of many.

Despite living in the US, the pair have made sure to celebrate the Wrexham’s wins along with the fans, even if that means donning the kit and drinking cocktails at 9am.

Speaking of exactly why they decided to buy the team, Ryan revealed they were both ‘struck’ by how much the community is tied to the club.

‘It seemed like an interesting proposition,’ he said on This Morning. ‘We were looking at a bunch of different teams and the thing for me that really struck a chord about Wrexham was how intrinsically tied communities are to their football club.

‘It’s a more all-encompassing project with Wrexham, their supporters, their community, and taking them back into the English Football League.

‘That is our goal and our hope.’

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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