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Man dresses up as Peter Lovenkrands' dog for Halloween and it's the greatest costume ever

Man dresses up as Peter Lovenkrands' dog for Halloween and it's the greatest costume ever

And the winner for the best Halloween costume of all time goes to...

A man completed Halloween on Friday night when he decided to dress up as Peter Lovenkrands' dog.

If you somehow have yet to stumble across this famous tale of Rangers legend Peter Lovenkrands and his pet golden Labrador yet, then prepare to be tickled by one of the greatest Twitter interactions in recent memory.

Back in February 2016, the former Schalke, Newcastle and Birmingham City forward posted a link to an Instagram photo on his Twitter account with the caption: “12 years old today. Happy birthday my beautiful boy.”

Lovenkrands received plenty of replies from fans, including Gers supporter David Ashcroft, who commented: “Hopefully grows up and scores goals against Celtic, just like his old man!”

Image credit: Twitter
Image credit: Twitter

To the amusement of many, David clearly didn't take the time to click on said Instagram link because the 12-year-old boy in question was, in fact, a Labrador.

To his credit, David had a laugh about his mistake. “I can’t believe I did that," he wrote. "Always click the link before replying!”

He also mentioned Rangers in another tweet, asking: “[Are we] gonna sign @lovenkrands11 dog tomorrow so a don’t look as daft!”

Image credit: Twitter
Image credit: Twitter

Four years on and the Twitter interaction remains a treasured moment for many, including this Rangers fan who decided to pay tribute to Lovenkrands' dog, who unfortunately didn't manage to score many goals against Celtic.

That being said, Twitter user @MonaLisez posted a picture of the incredible costume alongside the caption: "Hopefully he grows up and scores against Celtic just like his dad."

The idea went down a hit on social media. One fan commented: "Hands down best Halloween costume I've ever seen," while another said: "Can’t imagine trying to explain this to someone who doesn’t get it."

Lovenkrands, who made 182 appearances for Rangers, scoring 54 goals, was a reserve team coach at their academy for a number of years after hanging up his boots.

He left the Scottish side in the summer of 2020 and eventually took over at Danish first division side Fremad Amager – although the former Denmark international left his role as first-team manager in June 2022.

Before he walked out of Ibrox to find a coaching career elsewhere, Lovenkrands wrote: "I have been part of this special club for over 20 years and I have so many amazing memories as a player and a coach and as a fan, the club will always have a special place in my heart.

"And I want to thank all the fans who have supported me as a player and as a coach."

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@MonaLisez

Topics: Rangers, Scottish Premiership