The Football Association have confirmed that former Sutton United goalkeeper Wayne Shaw has been charged after the ‘Piegate’ incident that took place during their FA Cup Fifth Round tie against Arsenal.
The former Eastleigh keeper made national headlines when he was seen to be eating a pasty midway through the second half of the fixture.
A betting company had offered odds on Shaw eating a pie during the fixture and that led to allegations that he had breached Football Association betting laws.
At the time Shaw claimed it was in retaliation to Arsenal fans chanting “Who are all the pies?”.
In the days following the game, he left the club once the FA confirmed an investigation was taking place.
Now, five months after the incident, with the investigation concluded, the FA have announced that Shaw has been charged for two breaches of their rules.
An FA statement said “Wayne Shaw has been charged in relation to two breaches of FA Rules.
It is alleged the former Sutton United goalkeeper intentionally influenced a football betting market during The Emirates FA Cup fifth round tie against Arsenal on Monday 20 February 2017, contrary to FA Rule E5(a).
In addition, it is alleged he acted in a manner which was improper and/or brought the game into disrepute, contrary to FA Rule E3(1).
He has until 6pm on Friday 21 July 2017 to respond to both charges”
Article: Mark Carruthers (@marknldaily)
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