Rob McElhenney says Wrexham "need to get out this f***ing league"

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Hollywood star Rob McElhenney said Wrexham "need to get out this f***ing league" after their game against Aldershot was abandoned due to a waterlogged pitch.

The Welsh side were deservedly leading 2-0 when the National League game was stopped in the 52nd minute by the referee – ironically named Sunny Gill.

And McElhenney – who bought the club last year along with Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds – was fuming after his latest glimpse into the harsh realities of non-league football.

Wrexham's co-chairman, star of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, shared the anger of fans after the Dragons were denied a win that would have sent them level on points with the play-off places.

After play had been halted, the actor tweeted: "I’m watching our PLAYERS MOP THE FIELD to continue the game. I’ve never seen anything like it.

"Official statement from the Co-chairman: 'We need to get out of this f***ing league.' @Wrexham_AFC "

Wrexham had led thanks to first-half goals from Jake Hyde and Paul Mullins, but the game will now have to be replayed at a later date.

Despite his frustration at the outcome, McElhenney praised Wrexham's players and the travelling fans, as well as the Aldershot groundskeepers who battled the conditions to get the game back on, as he looked forward to his side's next game at home to Chesterfield on Tuesday.

"It was great game by @Wrexham_AFC The boys looked solid. Thanks to the fans who made the journey. Can’t wait for Tuesday back at the Cae Ras [the Racecourse]," said McElhenney, along with a Welsh flag emoji.

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In another tweet, he added: "I’ve been assured that the groundskeepers of Aldershot did everything they could to keep the game on. Yes, it’s frustrating. But a lot of those people are volunteers who work really hard in brutal conditions. Thank you to them and to @OfficialShots. We’ll see you again soon :)"

Wrexham boss Phil Parkinson was less complimentary about efforts to get the game back on.

In quotes reported by the BBC, the manager blasted: ""Can't do anything about the conditions but I would have liked to have seen more effort at half-time by the ground staff at Aldershot to clear the water off the pitch.

"They were 2-0 down, there was not going to be a great deal of effort to get it on even when the ref gave it another 10 minutes."

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But Aldershot manager Mark Molesley said in his post-match interview: "It was never in question it was going to get called off. It was completely unplayable the pitch."

McElhenney and Reynolds bought Wrexham Football Club in November 2020 with the backing of over 98% of the 2,000 Wrexham Supporters Trust members.

The resultant boost in the club's profile led to Wrexham being the only non-league side to be included in FIFA 22 when the new game was released this week.

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