The sequel ended out being a heartbreaker for Wrexham’s Hollywood owners.
Tuesday’s FA Cup replay between Sheffield United and the Welsh soccer team, owned by actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, ended in a 3-1 loss for Sheffield United.
With a victory, Wrexham, the lowest-ranked team left in the illustrious old league, would have faced Tottenham and star striker Harry Kane in the fifth round, or the last 16.
The squad from the fifth division of English soccer, which has made headlines over the past two years after being purchased by Reynolds and McElhenney for $2.5 million in November 2020 on the advice of one of their authors, experienced sadness instead.
In the first meeting between the two teams, which ended 3-3 at Wrexham’s Racecourse Ground, Sheffield United forced a replay by scoring an equalizer in the fifth minute of stoppage time. Reynolds went at the game, but he missed the Bramall Lane replay.
Reynolds tweeted to his 21.1 million followers, “So proud of these boys. “And the more than 4,000 away fans who gave it their all.”