ON Saturday, the 24th of April, Wrexham AFC secured promotion back to the English Football League with a 3-1 victory over Boreham Wood. Heading into the game, Wrexham knew that only a win would guarantee promotion to League Two. Despite conceding an early goal to Boreham Wood, Wrexham rallied and dug deep to secure the necessary victory. The goals came from Elliott Lee and a brace from Paul Mullin, who scored his 31st and 32nd goals of the season.
In attendance at the match were several Hollywood stars, including Ryan Reynolds, Rob McElhenny, and Paul Rudd. The Ant-Man actor has been a regular at Wrexham matches since becoming involved with the club through Reynolds and McElhenny. However, it was later revealed that Joe Russo, director of several Marvel films, was also present at the match.
Fans took to social media to express their surprise and excitement at Russo’s attendance, with some pointing out that his presence had been overlooked in the initial reports of the match. One fan tweeted, “It’s mad that Joe Russo was right there…only the director of multiple Marvel films and no one bothered to mention him.” Another fan commented, “That’s Joe Russo there too! One of the directors of Avengers.”
Rudd was seen enjoying a drink with supporters, leading some fans to call for Russo to receive more recognition for his attendance. One fan said, “Put some respect on Joe Russo’s name please.” Another fan wrote, “Joe Russo was there too!!!”
The involvement of Hollywood stars in Wrexham AFC has brought increased attention to the club and helped to raise its profile. Reynolds and McElhenny became owners of the club in 2020 and have since been actively involved in its operations. Their involvement has generated a lot of excitement among fans and has helped to promote Wrexham as a club with a bright future. With promotion secured, Wrexham can now look forward to competing in League Two next season, with the support of their Hollywood backers.