A TRIBUTE to Wrexham's 'real life superhero' Ryan Reynolds has been unveiled at the British Ironworks Centre.

It's no secret to anyone by now that Ryan - and friend, fellow actor and co-chairman of Wrexham AFC Rob McElhenney, are well loved throughout north Wales.

That is with regard to everything they have already done to restore hope and glory for the Reds.

Fifteen years of hurt and waiting ended last month as the club returned to the English Football League by winning the National League title.

And, just over the border in Oswestry, now stands a tribute to one of the club's star owners.

A sculpture of Deadpool - the infamous character portrayed by Ryan - has been unveiled at the British Ironworks Centre site.

The venue is the largest centre in the United Kingdom for decorative metal work and showcases some incredible tributes.


The Deadpool sculpture is among the latest on show at the popular venue.

It has been created from recycled car parts and waste materials to emphasise the importance of re-using unwanted materials and the immense need to stop materials from going into landfill.

Giving a reason for why the sculpture was created, a placard next to it explains: "In recognition of Ryan Reynolds, a real life superhero that has not only transformed the fortunes of Wrexham AFC, but has simultaneously captured the entire hearts of the city of Wrexham itself.

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PIC: The Deadpool sculpture at the British Ironworks Centre.

"A man that has offered a whole population a new self-belief, reinvigorated and fanned the flames of self-worth and ambition.

"A superhero that has fallen in love with north Wales and a people now devoted fulfilling rewarding his incredible faith.

"This sculpture of one of Hollywood's most famous creations, uniquely characterised by Ryan Reynolds, new chairman and owner of Wrexham AFC, stands here to epitomise the true fighting spirit now alive and well in Wales' northern capital."

The British Ironworks Team say they hope they can eventually get permission to bring the sculpture to Wrexham's Racecourse ground.