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."

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:

And now fans are sad, probably for the wrong reasons.