Non-league side Sutton Town drew Arsenal at home in the FA Cup. Sutton United’s reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw, who is 46 and weighs 280 pounds, was spotted on camera eating a meat pie during the match (when all the substitutes had been used).
— Emma Denley (@emma_denley) February 20, 2017
And here he is, uh, hanging out at the bar during half-time.
I kid you not. Sutton reserve keeper Wayne Shaw is in the bar at half-time. pic.twitter.com/f7014pXRBP
— Chris Slegg (@ChrisSlegg) February 20, 2017
UPDATE: Becoming an international hero does not come without costs, however. Shaw has been forced to resign his place at the club over the incident.
Break: Sutton manager tells @SkyNews Wayne Shaw has been asked for and submitted his resignation over pie affair
— Paul Kelso (@pkelso) February 21, 2017
The problem was Shaw admitted that he ate the pie with full knowledge there was an 8-1 prop bet he would eat one during the match. This sparked the English Football Association and Gambling Commission to launch an investigation.
Soccer does have an endemic problem with match-fixing of all sorts. The rules are there for a reason. Though, this is may be the stupidest violation of them.