Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have welcomed their upcoming takeover of Wrexham AFC with a clever spoof ad for the team’s shirt sponsor, Ifor Williams Trailers.
Deadpool star Reynolds and fellow actor McElhenney heap praise on the company in a hilarious clip shared by Wrexham AFC on its social media channels.
“Not sure what to get your special someone this [Christmas] holiday?” McElhenney asks.
“Tired of them opening the same old scarf, or sweater?” adds Reynolds. “Try Ifor Williams Trailers.”
McElhenney continues: “Ifor Williams Trailers has been Britain’s leading trailer manufacturer for over 60 years.”
A message from our owners-elect…
— Wrexham AFC (@Wrexham_AFC) November 16, 2020
Reynolds jokes: “Nothing says ‘I’m thinking about you… and your horse’ like an Ifor Williams trailer.”
The spoof ad video has attracted more than 4.5 million viral views on Twitter.
It has also sparked a lively debate among farmers about the correct pronunciation of the name “Ifor”.
Farmers Weekly staff with Welsh roots have confirmed that the correct pronunciation is EYE-vuh.
Talks are under way to officially transfer the ownership of fifth-tier Wrexham, with Reynolds and McElhenney taking 100% control of the club, subject to approval by the Football Association.
Wrexham Supporters Trust members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the takeover bid.