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The FA reveal punishment for Sutton United's pie-eating goalkeeper Wayne Shaw

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Back in February, Arsenal travelled to Sutton United in the fifth round of the FA Cup. 

The Gunners dispatched their non-league opponents 2-0 at Gander Green Lane as Arsene Wenger's side avoided a giant killing. 

Although most attention went to the action on the pitch, there was one thing that caught the eye off it too.

Sutton's then-substitute goalkeeper and coach Wayne Shaw gained national media attention for his antics on the bench. 

The 23 stone keeper, nicknamed "Roly Poly Goalie" was caught on camera eating a pasty while watching the game. 

The Football Association then opened an investigation over a breach of betting rules, after it was said that Shaw knew betting company Paddy Power were offering 8/1 odds on him eating a pie on television. 

The 45-year-old resigned from Sutton shortly after the investigation was opened, losing his job in the process, which many believed was unfair.  

The incident became known as "Piegate" and was covered in the news for months after a debate began over whether he was actually eating a pie or a pasty. 


And now, after eight months, the FA have reached a verdict over Shaw's actions and it doesn't get any better for him. 

According to John Cross on Twitter, they've decided to fine him £375 and have banned him from playing football for two months. 

You can read the FA's full statement below, which cites a breach of FA Rules as the reason for the fine and ban.

It's not yet clear if Shaw has played his last game of football, but at the age of 45, he's probably not got much time left on the pitch, especially after the ban.

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