Wayne Shaw is the backup goalkeeper for Sutton United, the fifth-division English team that took on Arsenal in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
Shaw is not your average goalkeeper. He is a bigger man, so to speak, at roughly 280 pounds. He is 44 years old. He worked as an “ice cream man” for 23 years and was kicked off Sutton in 2013 for headbutting a fan who made fun of his weight.
British sports book Sun Bets actually had a line on this exact scenario happening before the game. While that have may have been fun for Shaw, Britain’s Gambling Commission certainly took notice.
“Integrity in sport is not a joke and we have opened an investigation to establish exactly what happened, As part of that we’ll be looking into any irregularity in the betting market and establishing whether the operator has met its license requirement to conduct its business with integrity.” -SI
So this Shaw guy is basically a happy ass Pete Rose type, betting on games. And instead of hiding the gambling, he’s deliberately smashing meat sandwiches on the sidelines and even hitting up the stadium bar during the game… The balls on this fella.
I say you let the guy off without an investigation. Anyone that big and that willing to deliberately break the rules is no one to mess with. I bet he smashes 15 IPA’s a day – red faced a rosy cheeked, ready to rumble. I’ve also always wondered about these weird prop bets. It would be so easy to rig this shit. To think someone wouldn’t extend or shorten a national anthem for example is ludicrous. Know the time, bet the over, and sing slow as hell. BOOM – Rich. It’s easy.
Reminds me of Tom Browning at the Cubs game: