Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney in bid to buy Wrexham AFC

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Hollywood celebs Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have launched a bid to buy North Wales football team Wrexham AFC, the club has announced.

The Deadpool actor and the star of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia were confirmed to be trying to purchase the club, who play in the National League.

They were given the green light to proceed with takeover talks at a Special General Meeting of the Wrexham Supporters Trust (WST) on Tuesday, September 22.

The WST said in a statement: "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."

Canadian-born Reynolds, 43, is most famous for his roles in both Deadpool and Deadpool 2, as well as Green Lantern and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

He is married to actress Blake Lively and they have three children together.

McElhenney, also 43, is the star and creator of the hit US sitcom It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia.

He married his Always Sunny costar Kaitlin Olson in 2008 and the couple have two children.

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The announcement that two Hollywood millionaires were interested in buying a club in the fifth tier of English football has unsurprisingly stunned many fans.

One Twitter user wrote: "Wrexham Football Club potentially getting bought out by Ryan Reynolds and Robert McElhenney has taken the crown for the maddest thing to happen in 2020, what a town."

Another shared a mockup of Deadpool with a Wrexham crest across his chest.

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While a third, referring to the opening sequence of It's Always Sunny, tweeted a picture reading: "The Gang Buys Wrexham AFC."

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