RYAN Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have once again shown their class by supporting a fellow football club's chairman on his row across the Atlantic.

Oldham Athletic's 73-year-old owner, Frank Rothwell, is rowing 3,000 miles from Canary Islands to Antigua to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK. 

And he received well wishes from Wrexham AFC's star Hollywood co-owners ahead the challenge.

Ryan and Rob donated $2,000 to Frank's fundraising page, accompanied with the message "Go get 'em Frank" and a heart emoji.

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And Ryan posted a reply to Frank on X (formerly Twitter) saying: "Safe journey, Frank!!!" - with the message accompanied by two love heart emojis.

The respective owners are no strangers to one another, with Frank stoking the fire ahead of Wrexham and Oldham's FA Cup tie last season - jokingly claiming to have "never heard of" Rob and Ryan.

Wrexham's co-owners responded with a hilarious video profiling Frank, describing him as having grown up "to be a 72-year-old man with a hat and glasses".


Frank is rowing to raise money for the UK's leading dementia research charity Alzheimer's Research UK.

Of his reasons for taking on the challenge for a second time, he said: "I'm not frightened of the challenge ahead, but I am frightened of Alzheimer's. I've seen the heartbreak that it causes.

"Sadly, I've lost two people that I love to dementia, my brother-in-law, Roger, during my 2020 race, and my best friend only a couple of months ago.

"It's devastating. I don't want others to go through it, so I am determined to help Alzheimer's Research UK change lives.

"I've renamed by boat 'For A Cure' because that's what I'm racing for."

To make a donation, please visit justgiving.com/campaign/frankrothwell