Wolves Striker Leigh Griffiths Celebrates Goal With ‘RIP Brian’ Shirt, Fans Wrongly Assume It’s A Tribute To Brian Griffin From ‘Family Guy’

Chris Wright

27th, November 2013

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By Chris Wright

Wolves stuck two past Tranmere at Molineux last night to go top of League One, with striker (and perennial Horror Hair candidate) Leigh Griffiths getting the ball rolling with the opener in the 17th minute, which he celebrated by revealing a t-shirt with the message “R.I.P Brian” scrawled across it.

Quite why is another matter, but for some reason the internet community deemed Griffiths’ message to be a reference to (SPOILER ALERT!!!) Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane’s decision to kill off the Griffin family’s erstwhile canine companion, Brian – who was hit by a car and died in the most recent episode of the show.

The only problem with that particular theory is that it was 100%, totally, utterly and completely wrong. Indeed, it turns out that a member of Griffiths’ family by the name of Brian had passed away over the weekend, as confirmed by Wolves’ official Twitter account after the game…

On behalf of the entire dumb-schmuck internet, we’d like to offer our deepest condolences.