Wrexham's Paul Mullin comes under fire for Anti-Tory statement

The controversial cleats have caused a stir...

Ross Bennett
13th November 2022
Image: Twitter @eiecampaign
Paul Mullin, a striker for National League side Wrexham, has recently been banned from wearing boots that carried an Anti-Tory slogan written on the side.

Mullin joined the National League side Wrexham in July 2021, signing a three-year contract, and he has already come under fire for commissioning custom football boots that had the phrase ‘F*** The Tories” printed on the side.

The fan favourite striker has already scored eleven goals this season and is an invaluable asset to the Welsh club, famously owned by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenny, and is still allowed on the pitch – just not with those specific boots.

The boots were first shown on Mullin’s Instagram before the club quickly placed a ban upon them and announced that the photos were posted without their “Knowledge or approval”.

The boots were first shown on Mullin’s Instagram before the club quickly placed a ban upon them and announced that the photos were posted without their 'Knowledge or approval'

The club released the following statement:

"For the record, the pictures wouldn't have been permitted to be taken, had we known, and the issue will be dealt with privately by the club."

"The club has adopted a neutral position on many matters with a political dimension, and intends to continue to do so going forward."

Wrexham AFC then went on to state: "everyone is entitled to their own opinion", but that "an individual view cannot be fairly attributed, as the view of everyone or the club itself. There is no more prominent example of this than the fact that the MP for the constituency within which the club is found, is a Conservative seat”

"After this unwelcome distraction, the club hopes the focus remains on our objectives of gaining promotion on the field and creating community benefit off it, in which Paul Mullin will continue to play a significant part."

Whilst the club has made sure to remain politically neutral, it seems one of it’s star players has chosen not to. Thankfully, Mullin’s opinions won’t stop him from playing anytime soon.

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