Are Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney 'stupid'? How Wrexham's owners created a storm by 'triggering' Accrington Stanley chairman and fans before Paul Mullin and Co suffered nightmare result

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Wrexham were in scintillating form heading into their trip to the Wham Stadium to face Accrington Stanley on Saturday. Following their infamous 5-0 defeat to runaway League Two leaders Stockport County, Phil Parkinson's side reacted like champions, stitching together an 11-game unbeaten run in all competitions.

This period included a massive 2-0 victory over fellow promotion hopefuls Notts County, an occasion that Parkinson confessed was among the best days he's ever had as a manager. High praise indeed, considering he's been involved in the profession for two decades.

However, that incredible run of results came to a screeching halt in Lancashire this weekend, with Accrington securing a 2-0 victory. It wasn't just the result that was frustrating either. Both of the hosts' goals were the result of questionable refereeing decisions, while Paul Mullin also missed a penalty at the end after being psyched out by madcap goalkeeper Jon McCracken.

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As if this wasn't enough, Wrexham also attracted controversy away from the field, with Accrington chairman Andy Holt unleashing a flurry of fury towards the club's Hollywood owners, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.