Leigh Griffiths 'RIP BRIAN' celebration: Wolves confirm it was for a family member, not the dog from Family Guy
Striker scored soon after the cartoon character was killed off
Wolverhampton Wanderers have confirmed that it was a member of Leigh Griffiths' family named Brian that he dedicated his goal against Tranmere Rovers to on Tuesday night, not the dog with the same name from the television show Family Guy.
The 23-year-old opened the scoring in the 2-0 League Cup win at Molineux, and lifted up his shirt to reveal a message reading “RIP BRIAN”.
The dog Brian Griffin from the long-running America cartoon comedy series had been killed off in an episode aired in America on Sunday night, leading many on Twitter to speculate that the Scottish striker's celebration was in tribute to the much-loved character.
Wolves, however, clarified on their official Twitter feed on Tuesday night that Griffiths dedicated his goal to a relative.
The club stated: “As mentioned, it's a family member of Leigh's who passed away recently and nothing to do with Family Guy.”
Brian Griffin (right) during a Family Guy episode
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