A WREXHAM-based football club has been left 'thrilled' and 'honoured' after Ryan Reynolds sent them pictures of him wearing their new shirt.

The Deadpool star is of course the co-chairman of Wrexham AFC, along with friend and fellow actor Rob McElhenney.

The pair have already taken the Reds on an epic journey back to the English Football League since their takeover was complete in February 2021.

But, Ryan has also been shedding some light on a club sometimes referred to as the 'other Wrexham' over the last few months.

Interactions between him and FC United of Wrexham earlier this year have helped boost its reputation - and even its shirt sales.

Ryan even made a £1,600 donation to help the club buy new kits and, in return, they decided to thak him by sporting the Deadpool logo on either sleeve. 

As well as that, Ryan also sent a touching video message to one of the club's young players - Keegen Barton - who had lost his father. He also later invited the youngster to January's Wrexham's FA Cup match v Sheffield United as his special guest.

That level of publicity for FC United of Wrexham has seen it attract interest from across the globe with new Twitter followers coming in from the likes of Canada, Australia, USA and even Malaysia.

But, this week, the club received a further surprise from Ryan as he posed for a picture in one of the new shirts he helped them purchase in the first place.

Ryan sent the pictures to the club's founder Andrew Ruscoe via his direct messages on Twitter.

Andrew said: "We are absolutely thrilled and honored to have Ryan Reynolds, a global icon and passionate advocate for football, showing his unwavering support for FC United of Wrexham.

"His genuine enthusiasm for our club goes beyond the realms of celebrity endorsement. By proudly donning our club's shirt, Ryan has demonstrated his deep-rooted commitment to the community and his unwavering dedication to promoting grassroots football.

"Ryan's involvement not only brings worldwide attention to FC United of Wrexham but also shines a spotlight on the tremendous potential and talent present within our local footballing community.

"His support serves as an inspiration to aspiring young players, coaches, and fans alike, encouraging them to pursue their dreams and believe in the power of football as a force for positive change."

Andrew added: "We firmly believe that Ryan's endorsement will ignite a wave of enthusiasm and unity within our club and the wider community. We hope that his influential presence will inspire more individuals to get involved, whether it be through volunteering, supporting, or participating in our club's activities.

"Together, we can work towards our shared goal of creating a vibrant and thriving footballing environment that fosters growth, inclusivity, and opportunities for all.

"We extend our deepest gratitude to Ryan Reynolds for his genuine support and look forward to the exciting journey ahead as we continue to grow and develop as a club.

"With his backing and the unwavering support of our fans, we are confident that FC United of Wrexham will reach new heights and leave a lasting legacy in the world of football."

FC United of Wrexham itself was formed in 2020 by Andrew along with Morgan Churchill, Tom Winsper and the late Michael 'Skippy' Hughes who sadly died in 2021.

Formed as a futsal club, it grew into much more than that and now has a men's team competing in the North East Wales Football League Championship, as well as a women's team and youth teams.