Ryan Reynolds, the co-owner of Wrexham AFC, expressed his condolences to the team’s captain, Ben Tozer, following the passing of his father. Just 48 hours after being diagnosed with leukemia, Tozer’s father tragically lost his life, despite initially receiving a positive update on his condition.
Ryan, known for his Hollywood career, took to Twitter to convey his sympathies to the Tozer family, stating that it was a heartbreaking situation and sending them his love.
Ben Tozer, who plays as a centre-back for Wrexham AFC, urged people to promptly seek medical attention for any aches or pains they may experience.
He revealed that his father had delayed seeking medical help, resulting in the unfortunate outcome. In an emotional social media post, Tozer shared the sequence of events, explaining that his father was initially told the leukemia was treatable. However, he later required a brain operation, which went well.
Tragically, the situation took a turn for the worse, and Tozer’s father passed away. The family was unaware of the severity of his condition because he had been concealing his agony. Tozer emphasized the importance of early detection and encouraged others to get checked, expressing his love for his father and the hope of making him proud.
In recent news, Ryan Reynolds and his business partner, Rob McElhenney, celebrated Wrexham AFC’s promotion. The actors purchased the football club to facilitate its return to the English Football League after a 15-year absence. Their efforts were rewarded when Wrexham secured promotion as champions of the 2022-23 National League.
To commemorate the achievement, a parade was held in April, where Ryan and Rob joined the team on one of three open-top buses. The streets of Wrexham were filled with exuberant supporters waving flags and releasing red smoke flares, while the actors passionately sang the Welsh national anthem.
Following the triumphant parade, Ryan Reynolds reflected on the significance of Wrexham’s success. In an interview with BT Sport, he expressed his astonishment and inability to fully comprehend the events. Ryan addressed the question of why they chose Wrexham, stating that the current situation perfectly exemplified their reasons for investing in the club.
He was overwhelmed by the impact the victory had on the town and emphasized the honor they felt to be embraced by the community. Rob McElhenney echoed these sentiments, recognizing the cathartic effect the win had for the fans and expressing gratitude for the opportunity to be part of such a meaningful experience.
Looking ahead, Wrexham AFC is set to begin the 2023-24 season in EFL League Two. Their first game will be a home match against Milton Keynes Dons on August 5. After their successful return to the English Football League, Wrexham will continue their journey in the hopes of achieving further accomplishments and making their fans proud.