The Sutton United reserve goalkeeper who went viral after munching on a pie on reside TV has been requested to resign amid betting allegations.
Wayne Shaw got here near breaking the web on account of his touchline pie-chomping in the course of the non-league membership’s FA Cup defeat to Arsenal on Monday evening.
Shaw tweeted the way it was, in truth, a pasty.
However the comedian episode took a darker flip when it emerged the 46-year-old was participating in a publicity stunt for a betting firm who provided odds on Shaw consuming a pie in the course of the match. The incident was dubbed #piegate.
The Soccer Affiliation and Playing Fee have launched investigations, however the membership at the moment moved to clarify Shaw had accepted the membership’s request for him to resign. In an announcement, the membership stated:
“Wayne Shaw has resigned from his function at Sutton United following the occasions of final night and subsequent publicity. He has stated that he ‘absolutely understands the membership’s place concerning this matter’.
“We’re naturally upset that Wayne’s time with us ought to finish on this method, and wish to thank him for his contribution to the membership and want him properly for the long run.”
Bur Shaw had assist from probably the most outstanding names in soccer.
And Piers Morgan was of an identical thoughts.
In addition to being Sutton United’s substitute goalkeeper, Shaw is the membership’s goalkeeping coach and takes on a number of odd-jobs in between – from caretaker of their plastic pitch to live-in neighborhood liaison officer.
Shaw has severed all ties with Sutton, the membership confirmed, which means he’ll now not keep on the Gander Inexperienced Lane floor the place he was sleeping some nights to assist put together for match days.