- Sutton backup goalkeeper Wayne Shaw indulged in a pie during FA Cup match
- 2 gambling probes are now underway -- and Shaw has reportedly resigned
But what began as a lark has ended with gambling investigations and the reported resignation of the much-loved reserve goalkeeper.
The Monday game was billed as the ultimate in David v. Goliath matchups
. The Premier League's fourth-place team, Arsenal, were set to travel to Gander Green Lane (capacity roughly 6,000 with a temporary stand to accommodate the Premier League club's fans) to take on non-league Sutton United, a squad that sits 105 places beneath the Gunners in the standings.
In the second half of the fixture, after Theo Walcott put Arsenal up 2-0 and Sutton had exhausted its substitutions, cameras caught Shaw on the sideline unabashedly -- enthusiastically even -- scarfing down what the commentators said was a pie.
Perhaps not since the New York Jets' Mark Sanchez ate that hot dog on the sideline
have sports and cuisine collided in such a high-profile way.