Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney Set to Award Astonishing Bonus to Every Wrexham Player
After being promoted to League Two, the Wrexham team members will receive a remarkable bonus, as Ryan Reynolds and McElhenney, the Hollywood owners, have committed to sharing a portion of the prize money directly with the players.
Last Saturday, Wrexham made a remarkable comeback from a one-goal deficit to defeat Boreham Wood 3-1, thereby securing their return to the English Football League (EFL) after being absent for 15 years.
Elliot Lee equalized Lee Ndlovu's opening-minute goal, while their top scorer, Paul Mullin, scored two impressive goals in the second half.
Now that they have secured promotion, Mullin and his fellow teammates are set to receive a staggering bonus as a reward for their on-field success.
The club's A-list owners have decided to reward the players for their exceptional performances this season, as disclosed by the executive director Humphrey Kerr, with each player set to receive an impressive bonus of £250,000.
"Rob and Ryan wanted to recognise the players' confidence that they can reach this season’s play-offs and provide an added financial incentive to achieve this," said Ker.
"There was no obligation to address this, but it felt like the right thing to do in order to support the existing playing squad who are all playing for their futures at the club."
Reynolds was left speechless after Wrexham's triumph over Boreham Wood, as he and McElhenney discussed their promotion on the pitch.
"I am not sure I can process what happened tonight. I am still a little speechless," he said.
"[People ask] 'Why Wrexham?'. This is why Wrexham. This happening, right now, is why. Boreham Wood showed up today.
"They are an incredible team. They have one of the best defences in the entire league."
Afterward, the actor known for his role as Deadpool paid homage to Notts County, stating that the reason everyone was so invested in the story was due to Notts County's exceptional performance. He added that Notts County deserved to be promoted and that they were rooting for them.
"Well I think we can hear what it feels to the town. It's a time of celebration and be welcomed into their community and be welcomed to this, it is the honour of my life."
McElhenney hailed Mullin as one of the greatest players in world football. He added: "I would like to say Paul Mullin is one of the greatest footballers in the world!"