Sutton United’s reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw left the team after the pie-eating incident led to an FA investigation as well as the Gambling Commission for breaching the betting rules during Sutton’s game versus Arsenal.
Paul Doswell, the manager of the team, revealed that Shaw was asked to hand in his resignation.
The goalkeeper became an internet sensation when he ate a pie at the end of the game on Monday which was streamed live on TV. However, before the tie, a bookie had offered 8/1 odds that the ex-goalie would be filmed while eating a pie during the game and there were adverts in a newspaper that sponsored non-league Sutton.
Sun Bets was the bookie who offered the bet, tweeted that they paid out a five-figure sum on the wager while Shaw admitted that he knew of the odds before the game started.
Even though it was deemed to be quite harmless and humorous, the incident cannot be dismissed. You are probably aware of the worldwide ban that was introduced in 2014 and covers absolutely everyone that is involved in the game. These are the managers, players, club staff, and match officials. It does not allow participants to place any bets, neither indirectly nor directly, or in any other football game or competition.
Sutton made a dazzling £1 million from their cup run, which will be invested back into the club to improve its facilities.