Wolves Deny Leigh Griffiths Shirt Tribute Was for Family Guy's Brian Griffin

Lee Walker@@Lee_BleacherRUK Managing EditorNovember 27, 2013

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19:  Leigh Griffiths of Wolves runs with the ball during the FA Cup First Round Replay match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Oldham Athletic at Molineux on November 19, 2013 in Wolverhampton, England.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
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Wolverhampton Wanderers have taken to Twitter to confirm that Leigh Griffiths was paying tribute to a family member, not Family Guy, on Tuesday.

Griffiths scored the opener for Wolves against Tranmere Rovers and revealed a T-shirt under his match jersey, reading "RIP Brian."

Rumours were abound on social media that it was a reference to Brian Griffin, the dog from animated comedy series Family Guy, who was controversially killed off in the U.S. on Sunday.

However, Wolves denied this on their official Twitter account.

A memorial page to Griffin has had over three quarter of a million likes on Facebook.