London - Nottingham
Forest defender Eric Lichaj has been rewarded for his
goal-scoring exploits in the FA Cup win over Arsenal with a pet dog.
American scored twice as the second-tier Championship side won 4-2 at the City
Ground on Sunday to eliminate the holders, and said after the game his wife had
promised him a dog if he scored a hat-trick this season.
She was then hounded
on social media to get the dog despite Lichaj falling one goal short, and has
allowed her husband to have a French bulldog.
The animal has,
appropriately, been christened 'Gunner'.
"Wanted to show
everyone the newest member of the Lichaj family... Gunner. Thank you everyone
for for pushing @KatPerko in the right direction! #erichasadog," tweeted
Lichaj on Wednesday.
He tweeted on Monday,
asking "anyone who is bored" to send "dog pics, memes,
gifs" to @KatPerko - his wife's Twitter handle - and plenty of users
joined in using the hashtag #GetEricADog.
Teammates also got
involved, with Kieran Dowell, who scored the penalty for Forest's fourth when
Lichaj was keen to take it, posting a GIF of a beagle flying on a magic carpet.
teammates waded in, with Ben Brereton, Zach Clough and Matty Cash among those
to post dog-related videos on Monday.