Footballer resigns after eating a pie on camera

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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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