Goalkeeper Who Ate A ‘Meat Pie’ During His Club’s FA Cup Clash Against Arsenal Charged By FA (Read)
The Football Association has charged former Sutton keeper Wayne Shaw with breaching betting rules after he ate a pie in the FA Cup loss to Arsenal.
Shaw resigned after being seen eating the pie during February’s fifth-round defeat, after a bookmaker had offered 8/1 odds on him doing so.
The 45-year-old has been charged with intentionally influencing a football betting market, and improper conduct.
He has until 18:00 BST on Friday, 21 July to respond to the charges.
Following the match, Shaw admitted to being aware of the betting promotion, but said the incident was “just a bit of fun”.
He was also made the subject of an investigation by the Gambling Commission, after Sun Bets claimed to have paid out a “five-figure” sum for a bet placed on their promotion.
“We are told we are not allowed to gamble as it is full-time professional football,” Shaw told BBC Radio 4’s World at One programme at the time.
“In no way did I put anyone in jeopardy of that – this is not the case here, this is just a bit of fun and me being hungry.”
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