“Good luck… but not too much!” : Ryan Reynolds and Rob McIlhenny record a hilarious video for Wales fans ahead of their World Cup game with the United States – as the ownership of the Hollywood duo of Welsh side Wrexham AFC leaves their loyalties divided
Actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McIlhenny wished Wales fans well in a hilarious video ahead of the team’s World Cup opener against the United States, with the Hollywood pair’s loyalty split due to their co-ownership of Welsh side Wrexham.
“Hi, this is Ryan Reynolds. Just wanted to send my best wishes to all of Welsh Football Club [sic] on my way to Qatar to participate in the World Cup,” the Canadian-American actor told fans from his car.
“I am currently sitting here with my best friend and co-driver from Wrexham FC, Mr Rob McIlhenny.”
“Hey, how are you,” said McIlhenny, known for his role as Ronald “Mac” McDonald on the American comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. ‘I just wanted to say good luck. Not too lucky. I mean, maybe a draw. A draw would be fine, play your heart out…’
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McIlhenny wished Wales luck against the United States at the World Cup
‘We’re going to Qatar’: Reynolds and McIlhenny joked they were going to Doha, 72 hours away from Wrexham. The journey also involves crossing 12 countries
Reynolds then interrupts his Hollywood friend by taking the phone away from him, adding, “Really sorry for him.” Crush all your enemies, drink the blood of your enemies.
“Rob and I are actually in the car right now because we’re going to Qatar,” the Deadpool actor joked then. The trip to Doha from Wrexham would take exactly three days, traversing countless countries to get there.
“We’re on our way to Qatar,” reaffirms McIlhenny while refraining from laughing too hard at Reynolds’ joke. “Play hard boys.
Switching the focus of the phone to himself, once again Reynolds said, “Go get them.”
Wales will look to rely on talisman Gareth Bale, who currently plays for the MLS side – LAFC
USMNT are Qatar’s second-youngest team ahead of their Group B opener
“Not too hard, not too hard though,” insists McIlhenny.
Raising his eyebrows while shaking his head, Reynolds tells the Welsh team to go “too hard” on the Star and Stripes.
The USMNT are the second youngest team in the tournament with Weston McKennie from Juventus, Christian Pulisic from Chelsea or Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson from Leeds United.
Wales will be looking to build on talisman Gareth Bale, who is currently playing in the United States for LAFC after joining Real Madrid in the summer.
Kick-off time for Tuesday’s game is set for 2 p.m. ET