01:12 GMT20 October 2020
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    Wrexham Football Club, who compete in the fifth tier and play at stadium with a capacity of only 10,000, have never played in the top-flight of English football. They have been struggling since 2008 but now they have new investment from an unlikely source.

    Ryan Reynolds and actor buddy Rob McElhenney are investing around £2 million in Wrexham Football Club in north Wales.

    On Wednesday night Reynolds shocked Twitter when he replied to a tweet: "You never know when Ryan Reynolds is going to turn up in Wrexham ;)", which had been written eight years ago.

    Reynolds tweeted: "Yep, you never know."

    ​The original tweeter, Lois Morus, had been replying to a thread by her friend Shannon May about her life drawing class.

    The pair had been discussing whether the naked man she had been drawing had been “fit”.

    May replied on 9 October 2012: “No, he was middle aged, mid 40s, I’d say. Making drawing him less fun. I wouldn’t mind if it was Ryan Reynolds though ; #dreamon.”

    ​​After the real Ryan Reynolds popped up on her Twitter feed, May replied late on Wednesday night: "Well, after being inactive on Twitter for about two years, a friend just showed me this. I had to reactivate my account. This s*** crazy."

    Ms Morus, 27, told Sputnik of her reaction when she heard the star had responded to her tweet: "It was just a bit bizarre really. I didn't look at my phone for a while and then saw all these messages! I thought it was a scam or something at first because I hadn't heard about the football club being involved​."
    Asked about the prospect of Reynolds actually arriving in north Wales, Ms Morus who works for a Welsh language initiative Menter Dinefwr, said: "Oh gosh, he'd definitely have to come for a night out in Wrexham for sure! And just see the lovely town and surrounding areas."

    It has emerged that Deadpool star Reynolds and McElhenney - the creator of sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, are in talks with the club, which is owned by its own fans.

    ​Wrexham’s Supporters Trust Board said 97.5 percent of its 1,223 members were in favour of continuing talks with the pair about them investing in the club.

    The statement said: "In due course, Mr McElhenney and Mr Reynolds will put forward their vision for Wrexham AFC and proposal for members to vote on at a second Special General Meeting.”

    ​​Wrexham, who compete in the National League and play at the 10,000 capacity Racecourse Ground, have never played in the top-flight of English football.

    Wrexham fans have reacted with a mixture of joy and bemusement to the news of the planned investment from two wealthy and handsome thespians.

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