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Former Sutton Goalkeeper Wayne Shaw Is Now 'Living The Dream'

Former Sutton Goalkeeper Wayne Shaw Is Now 'Living The Dream'

On this day in 2017, Sutton United named veteran goalkeeper Wayne Shaw as a substitute for their FA Cup fifth round against Premier League giants Arsenal and well, the rest is history.

The 47-year-old, who spent his youth career with Southampton and Reading, went on to hit the headlines after Sun Bets offered 8/1 odds that he would eat a pie on the touchline.

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Shaw, of course, proceeded to eat the delicious pie, sparking huge controversy in the process.

Over 1,700 people signed a petition to get him back in the job, but he eventually resigned from Suttton United.

From hoovering the dug-outs, nipping out to the bar at half-time and eventually chomping down on a pie, it has been a life changing journey, according to the man himself.

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He also spoke of an offer he received from supermarket chain Morrisons, who wanted to recruit him as an official 'Pie Taster'.

Shaw even appeared on Good Morning Britain to discuss his pie eating antics.

So what is Wayne Shaw up to in 2019?

Last year it emerged that the 47-year-old returned to football, joining AFC Totton as their new commercial manager, per the club, and was later appointed the General Manager of their Social Club.

The Southern-League Division One South side announced their delight with signing Shaw and stated that he can be a huge success in his new role:

"We believe having Wayne on board will help this wonderful football club take a huge step towards realising its undoubted potential.

"Wayne has the bubbly personality and he is a Totton lad, so if anybody can make this a success of this role then it will be Wayne Shaw."

Two years after #PieGate hit our screens, it now looks like Shaw owns his very own catering company called 'Roly Poly Goalie Catering'.

He regularly provides food for Southern League Division One South side AFC Totton, going by a number of tweets on social media, with a classic Steak and Cheese Balti pie going down a treat with locals.

That's right folks, the man has a pie named after him.




What a journey it has been.

Topics: Football News, On This Day, Football, Wayne Shaw, FA Cup, Arsenal

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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