CHAIRMAN John Berylson was able to celebrate Millwall's victory over Cardiff with a cigar – after winning a wager with Ian Holloway.
Holloway revealed that the Lions owner, making his first trip to the UK since the end of last season, would be lighting up in the boardroom to toast Saturday's 1-0 triumph.
A box of cigars was the stake for a bet on the Ryder Cup last month – with Berylson backing the winning European side.
The 61-year-old American had not been able to attend a Millwall game since undergoing knee replacement surgery.
But he saw his team win on his return to The Den.
"I'm delighted to see John again," Holloway said.
"I bought him some cigars because he conned me – I had the USA and he had Europe in the Ryder Cup.
"He very cunningly twisted it around and we had some cigars on it, and how I ended up with the Americans I don't know.
"But I've bought him some cigars and I'm sure he had one on Saturday.
"But sure they won't be big enough for him – they're as long as this table but that ain't no good. He does like a big cigar.
"It's nice for him and his family to be over and feel that optimism."
Holloway continued: "He's got to come over a bit more, I don't know what he's been doing!
"He's been having his leg cut to pieces and a bit of metal put in, but I don't feel sorry for him. Get over here a bit more and support your team!
"It's great to get a win in front of John because he's missed it and missed us. He's missed what we're trying to achieve here.
"He's the missed the work we've had done in the dressing room and my office, he missed the golf day last week and the kit launch.
"I know that he keeps in touch with everything because he deserves to have a good club and good people working for him."
The Millwall boss added that working for Berylson was "a joy".
"Luckily for me I don't have a chairman who expects to win this game, the last game or the game before that," he said.
"John doesn't come in and moan at me because he respects what I've done in the game.
"He understands that he's got to listen to me because he doesn't know anything about football really! And that's a joy."