Wrexham AFC owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenny’s witty reply after Oldham Athletic owner takes jab at club

Did the fighting talk between Oldham Athletic’s Frank Rothwell and Wrexham AFC’s, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenny give either team an advantage in today’s FA Cup tie?

If football fans have learned anything this weekend, it is to not sass Hollywood co-owners of Wrexham AFC, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenny. Oldham Athletic boss Frank Rothwell has learned that lesson the hard way after taking shots at the ownership of the historic football club.

As both teams prepared to face off against each other in the first round of the FA Cup this afternoon  (November 6), during an interview with ITV, Manchester Cabins boss Rothwell gave a vitriolic response regarding the Wrexham owners saying: “I don’t know who the hell they are. I know they’re film stars and all the girls go ‘whoo’ but I’ve never seen anything they’ve been in...

“These lads have bought a football club for as cheap as they possibly could do so they could tell their friends in Hollywood that they own a club” Rothwell said, completing his assessment of Oldham Athletic’s opponents. Perhaps if Rothwell had seen any of Reynolds and McElhenny’s popular comedies such as McElhenny’s acidic, critically acclaimed show It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, he would have been better prepared for the clap back.

Both co-owners took to Twitter to issue their response, with Ryan Reynolds letting the Oldham Athletic boss know “we’ve heard of you Frank.”  The pair then ran down a brief Frank Rothwell history lesson, letting fans know all about his life before taking the job at Oldham Athletic. That included regaling audiences with his achievements such as being “born in England in 1950” and growing up to be “a 72-year-old man with a hat and glasses.”

“He founded Manchester Cabins in 1979, he’s also the oldest man to row across the Atlantic Ocean. He’s got a nice smile. Very nice. Gentle. And he likes to shake hands, looks firm," they continued before realising that they had confused Frank Rothwell for the Irish weightlifter of the same name.

“Either way, we know you Frank and you’ll know us tomorrow,” they concluded.

The smack talk didn’t seem to benefit Oldham Athletic, as the team lost 3-0 to Wrexham at The Racecourse Ground. Lesson learned - don’t make funny jabs at comedy writers.