Deadpool goes to Wrexham … wary footie fans ponder their star benefactors

The purchase of the north Wales club by two American actors provoked joy – and a little bemusement

Palm-lined boulevards, sun-kissed beaches, celebrity-filled pool parties: these are not the images that come to mind on a damp November afternoon in Wrexham. With its numerous charity shops and slate-grey skies, the north Wales town is the antithesis of Californian glamour, yet last week its inhabitants were living the Hollywood dream.

The news that the actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney had bought Wrexham Football Club had flashed around the world and left locals in a state of feverish excitement, or at least mild bemusement.

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