Footballer resigns after eating a pie on camera


Sutton United reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw has tendered his resignation following the news that he is under investigation by the Football Association and the Gambling Commission for eating a pie on camera.

A bookmaker had offered the odds of 8-1 that the 23-stone footballer would be filmed eating a pie during the FA Cup match against Arsenal on Monday night.

Sutton boss Paul Doswell explained to Sky News:

“What happened didn’t make us look very professional…It’s something that we’ve dealt with quickly as a club.

“Wayne himself offered his resignation to the chairman this afternoon, which has been accepted.

“It’s a very sad end to what has been a very good story.”

The 46-year-old Shaw played down the incident as a “bit of fun”, but accepted responsibility for his actions. He told BBC Radio 4’s World at One:

“We are told we are not allowed to gamble as it is full-time professional football.

“In no way did I put anyone in jeopardy of that – this is not the case here, this is just a bit of fun and me being hungry.”

Sutton lost the FA Cup tie to Arsenal 2-0.


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