“No One Touches the Ball With Their Foot” – Wrexham Owner Ryan Reynolds Fired a Brutal Question at NFL Legend and GMA Host Michael Strahan Months Before Promotion

Published 05/30/2023, 11:44 AM EDT

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We have seen many TV show hosts firing difficult questions to the guests and celebrities. But what if, on the contrary, a guest on the TV show catches one of the hosts off-guard? That’s what happened last year in Good Morning America.

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Wrexham AFC owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney were on the show to talk about the docuseries Welcome To Wrexham. But the Deadpool actor had another plan. He fired a controversial question at a host of GMA and NFL legend. It has been a matter of debate between American and European soccer fans for a long time. Let us dive deeper to know the question and how the NFL legend responded.

Wrexham AFC co-owner fired a question at Michael Strahan

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Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney played a masterstroke to increase the popularity of the world’s third-oldest club. They created the docuseries Welcome To Wrexham, which helped the club gain an enormous fanbase. The Hollywood duo was invited to GMA to discuss the docuseries. The talk started with the famous soccer-football discussion with host Robin Roberts, saying soccer and then correcting it with football. A question from Reynolds followed it.

Ryan Reynolds directed the question at Michael Strahan, who co-hosts the show and is a former American Football superstar. The Deadpool star asked“Mr. Strahan, with multiple multiple years as a football star, why the hell do they call it football in the United States? No one touches the ball with their foot.” Reynolds had a point there, but what amazed everyone was the simple response from Strahan.

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Strahan didn’t expect the question at the start. However, he responded quickly. The former Super Bowl winner said, “We just decided to take it. It was easy to say.” The debate between soccer and football will continue, but former NFL Defensive Player of the Year spread smiles with his answer in the show. Later, everyone discussed Wrexham and the docuseries.

The docuseries was an instant hit, and the Hollywood duo announced the second season after the success of the first. Fans are anticipating the second season of Welcome To Wrexham, as it has been a fascinating season for the club, with promotion to League Two.

Ryan Reynolds’ club has started preparations for next season

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After spending 15 years in the Vanarama National League, the Red Dragons achieved their primary promotion goal. Now, the club has shifted its focus to the next season in the fourth division. The first step was updating the squad before the summer transfer window.

Wrexham recently released the list of the players leaving the club. The Red Dragons also offered new deals to certain players and extended the contracts of a few players, including star striker Paul Mullin. It will help the club to plan for the transfers to upgrade the squad and positions in need. Wrexham AFC is ready for League Two and will again hope to punch the bag above their weight next season.

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Nikhil Nibe

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