Wrexham owner labelled football ‘soft’ but admits he’s wrong after nasty injury

Wrexham co-owner Rob McElhenney admitted he had football all wrong after defender Jordan Tunnicliffe suffered a nasty injury.

The centre-back was forced off the pitch during the first half of their 1-0 win against Southend United at the Racecourse Ground on Saturday (March 11) as he need stitches to close up a gash in his head.

But rather than be substituted, the National League leaders carried on with 10 men in his absence while he received treatment. And Tunnicliffe then returned to the action with a massive bandage wrapped around his noggin.

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Taking to Twitter after the match, McElhenney said: "Before I understood football, I thought it was a 'soft' sport. I was wrong. THIS is a football player @JordanTunny."

Tunnicliffe replied to the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia star, joking about the local NFL team. He wrote: "Thanks, need a helmet like the @Eagles."

Wrexham are in pole position to make it to the football league this season, sitting at the top of the table with a four-point gap to Notts County and with just nine games to go.

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Tunnicliffe, who was brought in as a free agent from Crawley Town last summer, has played a huge part in that. They've yet to lose with him in the side this season.

As too have McElhenney and his fellow Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds, who have invested their time and money into transforming the club on and off the pitch.

The celebrity owners have made many trips across the Atlantic to watch the side play and although they weren't in attendance at the weekend, they hailed the efforts of the staff who were and helped to clear the pitch of snow so the game could go ahead.


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