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Wrexham keen to take up Will Ferrell’s amusing request that fans will love

Wrexham say that they are keen to take up Will Ferrell’s amusing request that fans will love after watching a video of him.

Actor and comedian Ferrell was trying out providing commentary for a Los Angeles FC match on Tuesday night when he made the comments.

Ferrell has called for a match with fellow Hollywood star Ryan Reynold’s Wrexham, and it seems to have gone down rather well.

His co-commentator asked him: “You did a movie with Ryan Reynolds coming out on Christmas, he’s now involved with Wrexham. [Jason] Sudeikis is involved with Ted Lasso. You feel like you started something here?”

Will Ferrell answered: “I feel that I am a catalyst in that regard, and I think Ted’s team, Ryan’s team, and LA FC should try and play each other at some point. Like a three-team tournament.”

Ted Lasso’s team, AFC Richmond, are a fictional team based in Richmond upon Thames, London – leaving a match between LA FC and Wrexham as the only real-world option.

LA FC are currently in 16th place in the Major League Soccer league while Wrexham are in 8th place in the National League, the fifth tier of the English pyramid.

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney bought Wrexham in February and attended their first home match at the Racecourse over the weekend.

As mentioned, Wrexham tweeted how keen they were to take up Will Ferrell’s amusing request that fans will love, writing along with the video: “@Wrexham_AFC Bring it on, Ferrell 👊 🔴⚪️ #WxmAFC”

You never know, we might just see Wrexham playing LAFC one day, after all, Wrexham’s Hollywood owners Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds will have to wait to see their side in action after the club’s US tour was called off.

The Welsh side had been due to play a pre-season game against Philadelphia Union at Subaru Park on Thursday, the 29th of July. But they will not to travel due to uncertainties caused by Covid.

Philadelphia is the home city of McElhenney, the star and creator of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Reynolds was also expected to attend as Wrexham had planned a five-day training camp in the United States.

Wrexham said the decision not to travel was made with “significant regret” having worked closely with the Welsh Government and US Embassy to ensure immigration requirements were met.

They added with the “increased risks and continued uncertainty created by Covid” they did not with to expose their players and staff to “unnecessary risks” that could impact on preparations for the new season.

The club hoped to reschedule the fixture in the next 12 months.

@WrexhamUSA: Friendly with @LAFC on the horizon…

@GeorgeJonesWxm: Pre Season next year surely? 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🤝🇺🇸

@JamesH_1980: Today’s match brought to you by @m_griffiths92 and Ron Burgundy

@effzehNSC: Wrexham are too massive for LA imo

@1864wrexhamafc: Throw in @PhilaUnion to replace the fictional Ted lasso team. Maybe Beckham and @InterMiamiCF may want to get involved 🤣

@RyanYorkieBar: Fictional or not they can still play against the other two, would just be actors getting demolished by actual footballers though 😂

@lufcjm: ahahhahaha LA fans gonna have to start taking cans on the train for Wrexham away

@NathJones16: No doubt about that Wrexham will do a tour and I fully believe me and @sophwales58 should go and even take Isaac Disneyland

@JimmyGilbert03: LA away don’t mind if I do

@JonJolley: Make it so!

@AntonyCarlHiggs: This is mad 😂

The famous film and TV duo completed their takeover in February this year, taking 100 per cent control from the Wrexham Supporters Trust (WST).

Under the terms of the deal the duo invested £2million – but plenty more is set to be ploughed in over the next few years as the club aims to first get back into the EFL and then target more promotions. They have even spoken about a long-term tilt at the Premier League.

It seems they have deep pockets in which to delve with an estimated $200m fortune between them – that equates to roughly £146million.

Reynolds is said to have doubled his total net worth from $75million to $150m in the space of five years.

He was the second-highest paid actor in 2020 – behind only Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and has his finger in plenty of pies, including a gin business and a budget-friendly mobile phone company.

Speaking about his approach to acting, business and life in general he once said: “I have a discipline that has served me very well in my career and in my personal life… and that’s gotten stronger as I’ve gotten older.

“I’ve always felt if I don’t just have a natural knack for it, I will just out-discipline the competition if I have to – work harder than anybody else.”

For McElhenney, he is some way behind Reynolds in the personal fortune stakes, with his net worth said to be as much as $50m, still a more than healthy figure.

He appears to have rarely delved outside of acting, with the venture to becoming a co-owner of a football club a big leap for the 44-year-old.

Wrexham currently find themselves in 13th position, picking up 17 points from 12 games played in the National League.

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