Richard Kelly

The betrayal of Wrexham AFC

Hollywood interference is hurting real fans

  • From Spectator Life
Co-owners of Wrexham AFC Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

For political nerds, the revival of Wrexham AFC, under the ownership of Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, has eerie echoes of the history of New Labour. A historic organisation, strongly connected to working-class communities, looks defeated and deflated. A clique of talented smoothies comes along and offers a better tomorrow.

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