- The Eagles squared off with the NFC South-champion Buccaneers on Monday
- McElhenney won an Emmy for his docuseries about Wrexham, which he owns
- READ MORE: Ryan Reynolds accepts award for Wrexham doc in character
Hollywood actor and Wrexham A.F.C. co-owner Rob McElhenney endeared himself to football fans everywhere on Monday by inconspicuously checking in on his beloved Philadelphia Eagles during the Emmy Awards.
With the Eagles in Tampa to face the Buccaneers in Monday’s Wild Card playoff game, McElhenney was pictured watching a pre-game show by his wife Kaitlin Olson at the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards.
‘Who schedules the Emmys the same night as the @eagles,’ McElhenney asked on social media when reposting the image. ‘#gobirds #FlyEaglesFly.’
The Philadelphia native is diehard fan of the Eagles, but was actually at Monday’s award show for his love of another team: Wrexham A.F.C.
McElhenney was awarded the Emmy for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program for his docuseries about the team, ‘Welcome To Wrexham,’ which is fortunate, seeing as his Eagles suffered a season-ending loss to the Bucs.
McElhenney was pictured watching a pre-game show ahead of Monday night’s playoff game
McElhenney won Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program for ‘Welcome To Wrexham’
And the award comes at a big time for McElhenney and his co-owner, fellow actor Ryan Reynolds.
Wrexham recently beat Shrewsbury town to advance to the fourth round of the FA Cup.
During the game, Reynolds posted a photo of himself with Australian actor Hugh Jackman.
The photo was captioned, ‘Watching @WrexhamAFC in the @EmiratesFACup with Prisoner 24601.’
That last bit there is a reference to when Jackman played Jean Valjean in the 2013 movie adaptation of the musical Les Miserables.
Wrexham now moves on to face Blackburn at Ewood Park on January 29.