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Ryan Reynolds made a heartwarming gesture to a Wrexham star before the club's players were given UFC tickets.
Reynolds became Wrexham's owner along with Rob McElhenney in 2020. And they persuaded Paul Mullin to drop two leagues down to make the move from Cambridge United in 2021 with a rousing phone call.
And Hollywood icon Reynolds further endeared himself to the striker by trying to make his son feel better when the youngster was sick. Mullins was impressed with Reynolds' human touch as it proved he really cares about the players and staff at the club.
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Speaking to PA news agency, he said: "My little lad was sick and Ryan came over to help, to try and make him better. That’s the type of people they are, really cool people.
"They care about the players, the families, the staff, and the club more importantly. It’s nice of them as owners to keep in touch with the lads and check on how they are getting on. It means you’re going to produce for them on the pitch if you’re happy off it.”
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Then, McElhenney added his own personal touch by rewarding Mullin and team-mates Ollie Palmer, Jordan Davies and Rory Watson tickets to UFC 286 at the 02 Arena after they defeated Bromley 2-1 to give the National League leaders a three-point advantage over Notts County. Wrexham also have a game in hand, with eight matches to play in the race for the one automatic-promotion place.
To top it off, the trio were introduced to the American TV audience, to the delight of life-long UFC fan Mullins. He added when reliving the experience at a McDonald’s Fun Football session in Conwy Castle: “It’s something I’d wanted to do for years and we were sat close to the action.
“It was good of Rob to do that and again shows what the owners are about. They’ve been unbelievable ever since coming in to get the community together and right behind the club.
“They provide back to the community and it shows because there’s a lot of happy faces about the place. It just makes you happy going to work and being around the people of the town.”
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