Despite falling one goal short of the hat-trick he was told he needed to earn his prize, Nottingham Forest’s Eric Lichaj was able to welcome a new member to his family on Tuesday.
The American scored Forest’s first and second goals in a shock 4-2 win over holders Arsenal on Sunday, inflicting Arsene Wenger’s earliest elimination from the competition.
Lichaj revealed after the match that he had been promised a dog by his wife if he scored a treble, but felt his brace was more than worthy of a canine reward.
He subsequently started a campaign on Monday to pressure his partner Kathryn into changing her stance, inviting his followers to bombard her with dog pictures, memes and gifs using the hashtag #GetEricADog.
And just 24 hours later Lichaj revealed that his efforts had paid off, posting a picture of him with a French bulldog that received a name to pay tribute to his performance against the Gunners.
Lichaj wrote: “Wanted to show everyone the newest member of the Lichaj family…. Gunner. Thank you everyone for for pushing @KatPerko in the right direction! #erichasadog.”
— Eric Lichaj (@EricLichaj) January 9, 2018
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