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.
Shaw, of course, proceeded to eat the delicious pie, sparking huge controversy in the process.
#OnThisDay in 2017... #PieGate
Sutton reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw resigned from the club after eating a pie in the dugout during the #FACup defeat to Arsenal.
A bookmaker had
offered odds on him to do so pic.twitter.com/91Maag9nFd
- Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) February 21, 2019
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.
The former goalkeeper has detailed his bizarre offer from a publication, who wanted him to be photographed wearing nothing but his goalkeeper gloves, after the incident.
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.
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"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."
Wayne Shaw appointed General Manager of AFC Totton Social Club. - https://t.co/dztTLflAb6 pic.twitter.com/h1PzmoTz1V
- AFC Totton (@AFCTotton) June 25, 2018
:joy::joy: Quality only seems like yesterday. :thumbsup::thumbsup: https://t.co/PwzfbbTf3E
- Roly Poly Goalie (@wayneshaw70) February 20, 2019
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.
The first of many breakfasts to be served by .@wayneshaw70 here at .@AFCTotton
Come on down to [email protected] to enjoy Roly Poly Goalie Catering pic.twitter.com/iiHUjoaq75
- Stags in the Community (@2819sport) December 26, 2017
Happy National Pie Day. Xx pic.twitter.com/19HPxedzcL
- Roly Poly Goalie (@wayneshaw70) January 23, 2019
Pies are out there now @EastleighFC @AFCTotton coming to @HWFCOfficial soon. Quality Square Pie for the Terrace.:soccer::soccer: pic.twitter.com/q8Vhzub04k
- Roly Poly Goalie (@wayneshaw70) January 28, 2019
Exclusive to @AFCTotton and @EastleighFC the best Pie for the Terrace get in touch if you want a quality Pie at your Club. :soccer::soccer: pic.twitter.com/XPvH8LDSPu
- Roly Poly Goalie (@wayneshaw70) October 10, 2018
What a journey it has been.
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