Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, club owners of Wrexham United, were moved to tears as they witnessed the team gain promotion to EFL.
Paul Mullin showed that heroes are also found on the pitch as his double sealed a return to the EFL after a 15-year-exile, sparking a mass pitch invasion.
Earlier, Wrexham AFC, owned by film and TV superstars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, went behind against rivals Boreham Wood.
But their hope was restored after Elliot Lee leveled the tie before Mullin scored his 45th and 46th goals of the season to spark a massive pitch invasion.
This already looked like a start of a rapid rise through the divisions for Wrexham – that is if owners, Reynolds and McElhenney have their way.
They have already brought so much to the club, with their documentary Welcome to Wrexham, which was aired on Disney +. They have been able to attract fans from around the world through the documentary.
Hopefully, the second series which will be filmed this season will help the club garner more supporters and see how far they have come.
The players were even given a hand by the Prince and Princess of Wales, who congratulated them saying: “Congratulations Wrexham.”
“A club with such an amazing history, looking forward to a very exciting future back in the football league. Doing Wales proud. W.”
Wrexham AFC will enjoy top-flight football in July when they take on Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester United in California and North Carolina in their pre-season matches.
Reynolds and McElhenney were not the only celebrities that were in attendance, Paul Rudd, who acted Ant-Man was also at the stadium.
Paul Tudd would have been disappointed alongside the 10,162 who packed into the Racecourse if Wrexham had not won the match.
The tension was very high as the hosts struggled to find a way into the game after Femi Ilesanmi almost scored for the visitors.
But it did not last long as Wrexham equalized in 15 minutes thanks to Lee’s headed goal in the near post to make it 1-1.
The hosts took the lead in the 52nd minute when Mullin put a ball past keeper Nathan Ashmore and added another in the 71st minute.
Wrexham’s promotion back to EFL League Two came 15 years after they were relegated to the English fifth-tier league.
The promotions brought about emotional scenes in the stadium after full-time whistle as Hollywood stars, Reynolds and McElhenney, called their families while crying.
The fans also took to the pitch immediately to celebrate their success and carry their heroes in style.
Wrexham Under Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney
Wrexham Association Football Club is a Welsh professional association football club based in Wrexham, Wales.
The club was founded in 1864. They are the oldest club in Wales and the third oldest professional association football team in the world.
Ryan Reynolds and American actor Rob McElhenney, through their RR McReynolds Company LLC, bought the club in November 2021.
The deal was completed in February 2021 after the deal received the backing of 98.6% of the 2,000 members of the Wrexham Supporters Trust that voted.
Wrexham were subsequently included in FIFA 22 as part of the “Rest of World” section, becoming the first non-league team to be featured in that particular category.
The club almost made it to the League Two in 2021/22, but finished second before they lost the play-offs to Grimsby Town after extra time, they also managed to reach the 2022 FA Trophy Final which they lost 1–0 to Bromley.
Following the new takeover, a documentary was made for Wrexham which was named “Welcome to Wrexham” and was announced to be in production for FX with Boardwalk Pictures.