Ryan Reynolds has pledged to meet Wrexham fan Jay on Saturday

Reynolds promises to make Wrexham fan’s dying wish come true

RYAN REYNOLDS has promised to meet a Wrexham fan on Saturday after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

The Hollywood actor, 46, who took over as co-owner of the Welsh outfit alongside TV star Rob McElhenney, 46, in 2020, will celebrate promotion to League Two this weekend providing his side beat Boreham Wood.


Ryan Reynolds has pledged to meet Wrexham fan Jay on SaturdayCredit: Getty
Reynolds previously sent Jay a message via social media


Reynolds previously sent Jay a message via social mediaCredit: BBC

Wrexham fan Jay Fear, 45, who has been given tickets to the match, was diagnosed with terminal appendix cancer in January – despite doctors previously giving him the all-clear.

He will travel up from Southampton for the match on Saturday evening as The Racecourse Ground prepares for a party atmosphere.

And Reynolds has pledged to meet Jay after the supporter mentioned he would love to spend a moment with the Deadpool star.

Speaking to the BBC, Jay said: “I’ve always loved Ryan Reynolds, ever since Van Wilder [a film Reynolds starred in 21 years ago].

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“I remember watching that for the first time and thinking that guy was cool.

“I started watching the [Welcome to] Wrexham programme on Disney Plus and when you watch that you can’t help but love Wrexham.

“It would be so nice to go to a Wrexham game and actually meet Ryan Reynolds at the same time.”

The request was sent to Reynolds on Twitter by BBC journalist Peter Gillibrand.

The actor then replied: “I’ll find him. Any idea where he’s sitting?”

Reynolds’ gesture came after he previously sent Jay a private video message.

In the clip, he said: “I just wanted to send a video and let you know that I’m thinking about you.

“I’m whispering because my children are asleep, so this is just a little quiet time in the house, which is nice.

“I know that words are probably too clumsy to express what it is that you are going through, but I want you to know that I’m in your corner and hope that I get to meet you in person one of these days and I’m sending you tons of love Jay.”

Following the video, Jay’s son, Sam, said: “It’s really taken off a lot. Seeing how many times it’s been shared, is really amazing for our family. The power of social media is incredible.”

Reacting to Reynolds’ promise to meet Jay, one person on social media said: “This is amazing. What a kind hearted gesture. But we wouldn’t expect less of RRR.”

Another replied: “That’s Ryan Reynolds for you. One of the nicest people on this planet making dreams come true day after day. I can’t wait to see Jay and Ryan meet this Saturday ❤️.”

And a third added: “He’s just a genuinely good dude. Love that guy.”

Wrexham, who have not been in League Two since 2008, will win the National League and secure promotion to the fourth tier with a win over Boreham Wood.

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They sit four points clear of Notts County with two games remaining.

Reynolds and McElhenney will fly over from America for the huge match – just like they did for the colossal 3-2 victory over Notts County earlier this month.