Jeremy Clarkson has officially challenged Wrexham owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney following the football team’s success in the National League.
Wrexham became a topic of conversation in the city when they successfully won the National League title last month, securing the team promotion back to the English Football League for the first time in 15 years.
The success was under the watchful eye of Reynolds and McElhenney, who bought the team in 2021 and later made sure the players got the celebration they deserved with a trip to Las Vegas.
Wrexham now face the Football League but Clarkson has another challenge in mind involving his local team, Chadlington FC.
Clarkson began sponsoring the team, which plays in the Witney and District League, in November 2021, months after Reynolds and McElhenney became the new owners of Wrexham.
His sponsorship came to light when the club revealed that his new first team kit would feature Clarkson’s Diddly Squat Farm logo.
The farm later teased the two American football owners by posting a picture of the team on Instagram with the caption: “Eat your heart Ryan Reynolds.”
In a statement, Chadlington Football Club said: “After summer meetings with both Jeremy Clarkson and Lisa Hogan, a deal has been struck to see the Diddly Squat logo appear on the new first team kit with the potential for more draws in the future.”
Now, more than 18 months after Clarkson began sponsoring the team, The Great journey the presenter wants them to face Wrexham.
Clarkson did not tag Reynolds, McElhenney or even Wrexham AFC Twitterbut instead he took on an indirect challenge as he wrote, “OK Wrexham. @ChadlingtonFC is coming for you.”
The prospect of a matchup between the two teams excited fans, with one fan writing: “A story about two of the best teams…in the world.”
Another added: “I would watch that game.”
Neither of the two actors responded to Clarkson’s challenge, but the presenter may be planning further action behind the scenes to get the match to go ahead.
Meanwhile, Reynolds and McElhenney were busy focusing on a new sponsor as it was announced that Betty Buzz, the beverage mixing company founded by Reynolds’ wife Blake Lively, would show its support for the team.
“New season and IN season. Well, the coming season. Proud to be the newest sponsors of @Wrexham_AFC @WrexhamAFCWomen,” the company tweeted.
The question is, will Reynolds and McElhenney be able to make up for some Betty Buzz after the game against Chadlington FC? Only time will tell.