Wrexham’s Hollywood co-owner Ryan Reynolds has criticized the National League’s ban on showing the clubs’ matches.
Reynolds says the decision to ban clubs from broadcasting matches domestically or internationally is “truly puzzling”.
He believes the league is denying his clubs the opportunity to increase their revenue as well as their respective fans.
BT Sport have held the National League broadcast rights since 2013, with the current deal running until 2024.
Reynolds took charge of National League promotion hopes Wrexham alongside fellow actor Rob McElhenney in 2021.
Writing on social networks, Reynolds said: “After months of best efforts, the decision (through National League Vanarama’s inaction) not to allow domestic/international broadcast of matches for Wrexham and other clubs in the league is truly puzzling. , depriving every team in our league of the chance to expand the fan base while increasing league revenue [which] benefits everyone.
“It’s a spotlight and a chance and we ask the Vanarama National League to take it.”
Reynolds also called on league sponsors Vanarama and BT Sport “to help them (the league) find the wisdom” to change the rules.
Vanarama responded to Reynolds on social media, saying they “are in favor of live streaming as long as it benefits all clubs in the league and that’s what the fans want”.
They said they would ‘speak’ to the league and BT Sport ‘to make sure our voice is heard’.
BBC Sport has asked the National League and BT Sport for comment.