Ryan Reynolds is a well-known fan of K-Pop, often sharing his love for artists like HyunA, Stray Kids, EXO…
It’s here! Thanks for the gift Ryan! The pressies that we sent are on the way too! Hope you like em haha pic.twitter.com/dT4Motwffa
— Stray Kids (@Stray_Kids) June 10, 2021
Ryan Reynolds liking a tweet about Ryan Reynolds liking a tweet. pic.twitter.com/1iYtBFxHzE
— Koreaboo (@Koreaboo) May 9, 2019
Ryan Reynolds has never hidden that he was a member of BTS’s ARMY, often liking tweets about the group.
Canadian actor, film producer, and entrepreneur Ryan Reynolds liked Jimin's latest tweet counting down to #PTD_ON_STAGE_SEOUL 🔥
There's no escaping the Jimin Effect. He's everywhere! 🥰 pic.twitter.com/5kI3hhcibU
— Jimin Global 🌍 | Jimtober (@JiminGlobal) March 6, 2022
So although it’s not a surprise that Ryan Reynolds would reference BTS when possible, fans were still caught off guard by the unexpected reference in Welcome to Wrexham.
Welcome to Wrexham is an American sports documentary series that… documents the events of Welsh association football club (Wrexham A.F.C) as told by the club’s owners, Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds.
— Wikipedia summary of Welcome to Wrexham
During one of the episodes of the series, a “decibel meter” to measure fans’ cheers for their team had a surprising reference to BTS ARMY. The first mark on the meter was the sound of a “Welsh football announcer,” and the following was a “jet engine.” But taking the highest spot on the decibel meter was a “BTS fan,” representing the loudest the stadium could get.
ARMY were pleasantly surprised by the reference, especially knowing that Ryan Reynolds must have been a part of it.
Watching the Hulu series "Welcome To Wrexham", if familiar, the team is owned by Rob McElhenny and Ryan Reynolds, Epi. 13 had Ryan add this meter for this particular game!! #BTSARMY We Win! 🤣🤣#BTS @bts_twt pic.twitter.com/MWrJB8qznB
— sᴏɪɴ²ᴊɪɴ⁷(slow)⁹⁰%⟭⟬PR⟬⟭⟬⟭F (@ksjot7) October 12, 2022
Most ARMY seemed to agree with their placement on the scale, given their immense passion and support of BTS.
My husband sent me this. It’s from Ryan Reynolds’s soccer show thingy. BTS fan being the loudest on the scale 😂😂 damn right we are loud and passionate for our guys 💜💜🏼 pic.twitter.com/RGxYLfGjO3
— ⟬⟭Amber⁷⟭⟬ 🐥💜Jimtober 💜🐥 (@S0PEinluv7) October 11, 2022
Although some fans joked that BTS fans should be even higher up the scale.
The gap isn’t big enough between Jet Engine and BTS Fans. Ryan should really attend a concert himself to experience it then he will understand 😂
— Hannah⁷ᴳ Live your life 🇬🇧 💜 (@BTSHannah7) October 15, 2022
ARMY are truly “the standard for cheers.”
I know BTS and ARMY are the standard but I didn’t even expect us to be the standard for cheers
— 2022 is ᴾʳᵒᵒᶠBTS⁷ARMY Year🍀GOD’s CHOSEN⟭⟬ (@BTS_4VJk) October 15, 2022
You can read more about Ryan Reynold’s love for BTS here.