The Football Association have released their written reasons behind Wayne Shaw’s controversial two month ban from football.
The Sutton United goalkeeper became the most talked about man in the game for a period earlier this year when he was captured eating a pasty of the sidelines during Arsenal’s FA Cup match at Gander Green Lane.
But what seems like fun was actually a betting stunt with the club’s sponsors for the day Sun Bets.
Shaw felt the force and parted company with the National League club and the the FA charge him for his actions.
The governing body have given the background to his fine and ban following a three-person commission’s study into the incident.
FA publish reasons for #WayneShaw decision – shouldn’t have given him 2month ban the man clearly needs some form of exercise!!
— Iseult Cody (@iseultcody) September 22, 2017
They rejected out of hand that the sideline stunt was “banter” with Arsenal fans and that he had “forgotten about the existence of a betting market”.
They said it was “a highly improvable argument” and that “Mr Shaw plainly enjoyed the publicity and his celebrity status”.
They went on to add “some of his answers were evasive and improbable, and that Mr Shaw was a untruthful witness. He was naive and became carried away on a very special day.”
The Football Association did note that he had lost his job hence a two month ban from all football.
Shaw is now the commercial manager at Southern League side AFC Totton.