Hollywood A-listers celebrated alongside lifelong fans as superstar-owned club Wrexham won promotion back to the Football League on Saturday.
Ant-Man actor Paul Rudd joined owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney to watch the Welsh club come from behind to beat Boreham Wood 3-1.
There were tears of joy among fans and owners as Wrexham returned to the Football League after 15 years away.
“We can hear how it feels to the town,” said co-owner McElhenney.
Paul Mullin’s two goals created a party atmosphere at the sell-out Racecourse and at the final whistle, emotional Wrexham fans spilled out onto the pitch as their Hollywood owners – who made the club world famous with their Disney+ We Are Wrexham documentary – cried in the directors’ box.
“People said at the beginning ‘why Wrexham?’, this is exactly why Wrexham, happening right now,” Deadpool star Reynolds told BT Sport, pointing to the celebrating Wrexham fans.
“I’m not sure I can actually process what happened tonight, I’m speechless.”
Supporters – who once could only watch in horror as the club flirted with extinction and winding-up orders as it struggled with multi-million pound debts more then a decade ago – hugged and punched the air as they watched Wrexham win the National League title with a record points tally.
McElhenney added to BT Sport: “How it feels for the town is the most important to us – it’s a moment of catharsis for them and celebration – and to be welcomed into this community and this experience is the honour of my life.”
The owners joined their team on the pitch and embraced the players that made their dream come true before Wrexham captain Ben Tozer lifted the National League trophy.
Wrexham players sang Queen’s anthem We Are The Champions in the dressing room as fans spilled out onto the streets after a historic evening and what their owners might describe as a Hollywood ending. (BBC)