Wrexham’s Hollywood co-owner McElhenney hits out after watching his players mop waterlogged pitch


Wrexham’s Hollywood co-owner Rob McElhenney says the fifth-tier side ‘need to get out of this f***ing league’ after footage shows players brushing water off the pitch in desperate bid to complete Aldershot game

  • The Hollywood star regularly watches a live feed of their matches in the US
  • And Rob McElhenney was stunned by the scenes at Aldershot on Saturday
  • Wrexham players used mops and towels in a bid to clear any standing water
  • Referee Sunny Sukhvir Gill abandoned the match due to a waterlogged pitch


Wrexham’s co-chairman Rob McElhenney hit out after Wrexham’s match at Aldershot was abandoned because of a waterlogged pitch.

The Hollywood star regularly watches a live feed of their National League matches at home or on film sets across the Atlantic.  

The Reds were leading 2-0 in the second half when referee, the ironically named Sunny Sukhvir Gill, brought the game to an end in the 52nd minute due to a waterlogged pitch.

Wrexham players used mops and towels in a bid to clear the standing water from the pitch

Amazingly, Wrexham’s players were then seen trying to use mops and towels in a bid to clear the standing water from the pitch on Saturday. 

And It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia star McElhenney voiced his frustration on social media. 

He 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 ******* league.”

A few hours later McElhenney had a more sunny disposition as he thanked their opponents for trying to get the game back on.

He said: ‘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 :)’ 

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