Striker Leigh Griffiths scored in the 16th minute for League One side Wolverhampton tonight, and lifted his shirt to reveal a message: "R.I.P. Brian."
— Express & Star Sport (@EandS_Sport) November 26, 2013
Family Guy killed off Brian the dog on Sunday, and it's actually been a really big deal, even outside the sphere of current show viewers. So many naturally jumped to the conclusion that Griffiths was paying tribute to a cartoon dog. And not just internet types! That tweet above is from the hometown newspaper.
But the team just put the kibosh on the speculation:
As mentioned, it's a family member of Leigh's who passed away recently and nothing to do with Family Guy.
— Wolves (@OfficialWolves) November 26, 2013
And now fans are sad, probably for the wrong reasons.