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Here’s a Crazy Story About a Pie-Eating Soccer Goalie and the Bookie He’s Suspected of Colluding With

The Internet got a good collective laugh earlier this week when 48-year-old Sutton United reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw — who weighs 280 lbs. — was spotted on the sidelines chowed down on a meat pie during his team’s game against Arsenal.

But it turns out something sinister may have been afoot.

According to multiple reports, the British bookmaker Sun Bets offered 8-1 odds on Shaw eating a pie during the Arsenal match.

Shaw, according to the Daily Mail, admitted that he was aware of the proposition wager before the match. In an interview with Piers Morgan, Shaw said

“(W)e’re not allowed to bet but a few friends can and obviously…a few friends, I think they can only put a fiver on…I was on a couple. I give ’em the nod.”

Shaw has resigned from the team as a result of the scandal, which is currently under investigation.

“Wayne Shaw has resigned from his role at Sutton United following the events of last evening and subsequent publicity. He has said that he ‘fully understands the club’s position regarding this matter’.” A statement released by Sutton United said.

Watch above, via the BBC.

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