Will Ferrell seen having pint with football fans in Wrexham before match

Will Ferrell was pictured having a pint of beer with football fans on his first visit to Wrexham to watch the local team, co-owned by fellow Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds, continue their winning run in the National League.

Pictures posted on social media showed Ferrell enjoying a drink in The Turf pub, which featured in the Disney+ documentary about the north Wales club, Welcome to Wrexham.

The 55-year-old was also seen pitch-side at the Racecourse Ground to watch the team’s 3-1 victory in the National League match against Wealdstone FC.

In a video posted on the club’s official Twitter account before kick-off, Ferrell asks “Are we recording?” as he combs his hair with his fingers.

After a long pause, he eventually says: “Hi, this is Will Ferrell and it’s my first time here.

“Where are we again? Wrexham. I’m really excited to see the match and I’ll be honest with you, I’m a little nervous.”

Ferrell and Reynolds starred together in the 2022 Christmas film Spirited.

Wrexham has become used to hosting Hollywood royalty since Reynolds and fellow actor Rob McElhenney bought the club in February 2021.

The club is now in second place in the National League, the fifth tier of English football.

Wrexham’s fairytale FA Cup run ended in dramatic fashion on Tuesday after a 3-1 defeat away to Sheffield United in the fourth-round replay.

Ferrell, who played a football coach in the 2005 comedy Kicking & Screaming, is also a co-owner of Major League Soccer side Los Angeles FC, the club with which Wales footballer Gareth Bale finished his career.

source: theguardian.com