Sutton United's Pie-Eating Goalkeeper Agrees To Hand In His Resignation

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When Sutton United reserve keeper Wayne Shaw started chomping on a pie during his team's FA Cup tie against Arsenal, football fans across the country smiled, nudged their mates, and said: "Ha! Look! He's eating a pie!" It was a beautiful moment. The magic of cup, incarnate and crispy.

But the fun didn't last long.

First of all, Sutton's manager Paul Doswell didn't take too kindly to it, saying: "I think Wayne has become this global superstar on the back of being 23 stone. He's made that a chance to make some more media coverage off the back of it.

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"The reality is I don't know, but it wouldn't surprise me. I don't think it shows us in the best light."

And then, inevitably, it was revealed to all be part of a stunt in connection with The Sun's betting site Sun Bets, which placed the odds of him eating a pie during the match at 8/1. Urgh.

Needless to say, it all got even worse for Shaw. The plus-sized keeper was then placed under investigation by the FA and the Gambling Commission for breach of betting rules.

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And now, Shaw has handed in his resignation from the club after requests from upper management.

Truly a cautionary tale.