“I didn’t expect…” – Ex-Wrexham Star Recalls How Ryan Reynolds Once Made Him Cry

Published 11/15/2023, 8:15 AM EST

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In the world of sports, entertainment often spills over and history boasts a spectacle whenever such a scenario happens. In a unique marriage between the two, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have charted an eventful path of their own with Wrexham AFC. Following a grand Hollywood takeover, the Welsh team managed to pull itself out of obscurity and a fifth-tier position in the English Football League. In their quest to lead the club to where it stands on the path of glory as of now, several investments and subtractions needed to be made. An ex-Wrexham star recently spilled the beans on the latter.

Farewells are always a bitter-sweet affair. However, when it comes to the wise-cracking Deadpool 3 star, things can often go beyond the scripts.

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Emotions and stakes are on an umpteen high in sports. As ceremonious as the welcome may be, ‌in the grand scheme of things, goodbyes are also necessary. Wrexham co-owner, Ryan Reynolds, understands this and leaves no stone unturned in honoring a legacy. Ex-Wrexham, Andy Dibble, recently revealed that the star left him a heartfelt message after his son, Christian Dibble’s exit from the club. Speaking to the Leader,Dibble said, “I didn’t expect somebody with his fame to message me but it meant so much to me, it was really special.”

Dibble was one of the key players to lead the Welsh side to an EFL promotion in the 2000s. After him, his son took over the reins and continued upping the family name until parting ways in a 2017 January transfer window. Keeping in mind the legacy, the Free Guy actor shot up the message via X (formerly Twitter) to Dibble Sr. and asked him to be “proud” of how well he has brought up his son. The gesture had left the footballer teary-eyed and once again highlighted the impact the Hollywood duo’s leadership has had.

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On the current side of things, the Hollywood pair may themselves be looking at some shuffling during the upcoming transfer season.

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The Welsh team has put on a fabulous front in the last two years since Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s takeover. Along with a fairly conclusive US tour, the side also managed to move a tier up after fifteen long years of pursuit. The relentless efforts and investments by its overseers in amenities, players, and training have obviously played their hand. However, the results are such stellar that key players like Elliot Lee are registering themselves on championship clubs’ radars.

The mettle these players have brought forward opined that they should be playing in a tier above their current one. As a result, in the upcoming January transfer, Wrexham may be looking at a shuffle. Meanwhile, experts have weighed in that the side should also consider bringing in strategic investments to bolster their rankings. Thus, as the field gets set, the co-owners may once again be looking at emptying their pockets.

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What are your thoughts on Ryan Reynolds’ gesture towards the Dibbles? Let us know in the comments below.

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Imteshal Karim

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Imteshal Karim is a Hollywood News reporter at NetflixJunkie. With a penchant for writing in multiple forms, he is a published writer with his works published in anthologies. A star at his college’s writing competitions, he loves telling a good story and hopes to tell impactful ones about the unexplored side of the Entertainment industry.

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