Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney faced some playful teasing during a Wrexham game when Stockport County fans flew a plane with a banner over the stadium.

Stockport County, the League Two champions, made an effort to disrupt Wrexham’s celebratory promotion on the final day of the season. Both teams, having already secured spots in League One, played at the Racecourse on Saturday, providing an opportunity for fans from both sides to celebrate their promotions.


Despite this festive atmosphere, a budding rivalry between these two teams has emerged, stemming from their intense competition for promotion in the National League two years earlier.

Back then, County eased to the title by finishing six points clear of the Reds, who would later go on to lose to Grimsby Town, a game that was preceeded by Stockport fans flying a banner above the stadium reading: ‘SCFC Stockport County Football Club Champions cheers thank you EVF’.

And despite there being little to play for in north Wales, Stockport fans couldn’t resist taking another cheeky swipe at their hosts, who formed a guard of honour for the Stockport players as a nod to their title win.

Just as they did in May 2022, Stockport fans flew a plane with a banner over the Racecourse ahead of kick-off. This time, the message was: “SCFC Champions Again Ole Ole”.

Meanwhile, a packed away end, armed with inflatable trophies, unfurled a banner that featured Wrexham co-owners Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds in Stockport colours, with the caption ‘You have only come to see the champions’.

McElhenney was in attendance for the game along with his wife Kaitlin Olsen, but there was no sign of Reynolds, with reports elsewhere suggesting the Deadpool star had been held up filming in Los Angeles.

The game finished 2-1 to Wrexham, thanks to a late Andy Cannon winner.

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