Sutton United’s reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw is likely to face an FA investigation after he was seen eating a pie while the national league side were playing Arsenal in the fifth round tie of the FA Cup football tournament.
The deed from the keeper was a breach of FA’s betting rules which said: “A participant shall not bet, either directly or indirectly, or instruct, permit, cause or enable any person to bet on (i) the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of, or occurrence in, a football match or competition.”
Shaw admitted that he knew a betting company was offering odds of 8-1 against him eating a pie on the bench during the club’s 2-0 defeat by the Gunners on Monday.
Sutton will also take action against Shaw after his stunt failed to impress the club’s hierarchy.
Speaking on BBC 5 Live, Sutton’s chairman Bruce Elliott said: “If you knew the roly poly goalkeeper you probably wouldn’t be very surprised. But Wayne is a top man. I didn’t know anything about it. He has got himself in the papers again and the fame obviously has gone to his head a little bit, but we will soon bring him back down to earth, don’t worry about that.”