When Macauley Langstaff was plugging away in the 11th tier of English football, you can't imagine he thought a time would come when he would be playing the role of antagonist to a pair of Hollywood stars.
But that is just what has happened, albeit inadvertently. Langstaff was the man who spearheaded Notts County's National League promotion push last season, up against a Wrexham side owned by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.
In a recent episode of the documentary series 'Welcome to Wrexham', Reynolds and McElhenney were standing pitchside before a mammoth battle between their side and their promotion rivals last April.
Frustrated that Wrexham's record points tally hadn't been enough to see them saunter towards the only automatic-promotion spot in the fifth tier, the pair were humourously bemoaning the efforts of a certain striker who would be lining up in black and white against them that day.
"Macauley Langstaff, he can **** off," said McElhenney, before Reynolds added: 'Yeah, god that guy is good. He's handsome as ****. He looks like he could be in Peaky Blinders."
Since Notts County also went on to secure promotion, Langstaff can now enjoy every surreal minute of the National League battle that will go down in history.
"When Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are calling you handsome and saying you should go on Peaky Blinders, you can't help but be complemented by that," he tells Sky Sports. "It was brilliant.
"I've not actually watched [the documentary] yet. I'm not sure I can because of what happened last year, and how we lost out in the end. But I've been sent the video by numerous people. It was really funny, I really enjoyed that 20-second clip of me."
It is no surprise he caused such frustration. Wrexham finished on 111Read on m.allfootballapp.com