Twitter went crazy last night after Sutton United goalkeeper Wayne Shaw was spotted eating a pie during the second-half.
Sutton had already used all three of their substitutes, and thus Shaw knew he was not going to be needed. He took full advantage of the fact he was having a night off and went straight inside to buy himself a pie.
Shaw, who is, incredibly, 45-years-old, does not look like your archetypal footballer. He is, however, both Sutton’s goalkeeper coach and their back-up option between the sticks. No, I’m not joking, if Ross Worner picked up an injury last night, Shaw could have been facing up against Alexis Sanchez. It’s both hilarious and entirely bizarre.
The Daily Mail believes that the Sutton ‘keeper weighs in at as much as 20 stone, which is simply unthinkable for a footballer. It’s no wonder that he couldn’t wait until the end of the game to tuck into a pie.
Here’s some of the best tweets from last night:
Sutton United sub goalkeeper Wayne Shaw casually eating a pie during the game. Legend. ? pic.twitter.com/IEyzhZmKjq
— Premier League (@EPLBible) February 20, 2017
RT if you think Wayne Shaw should win BBC Sports Personality of the Year ? pic.twitter.com/O9YUFNPsQk
— BigSport (@BigSportGB) February 20, 2017
If we sell Begovic and/or Courtois in the summer, we NEED to get Wayne Shaw in to replace him #OneOfUs
— Ben (@BenJoyceFoot) February 20, 2017
— Jonny Trent (@TrentJonny) February 20, 2017
Wayne Shaw gulping down a pie mid game, what a fella
— Cal Moore (@cmoo_re) February 20, 2017
We should make Wayne Shaw our goal keeper coach
— Lucky (@ArsenalSanchez) February 20, 2017
Wayne Shaw is my spirit animal. Absolute lad
— Chris (@Chris_Stealth) February 20, 2017
The most unsettling thing about Wayne Shaw eating that pie is he didn’t even swallow between bites.
— Samuel Jordan (@samuelpjordan) February 20, 2017
Some, however, were less impressed with Shaw’s pie-eating antics, with one even suggesting he was merely revelling in his 15 minutes of fame. Can you blame him?
Sutton’s reserve keeper going to the bar at half-time and eating a pie on the bench. Feel like he *might* just be milking this one a touch.
— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) February 20, 2017
I’m so fed up of Wayne Shaw. He’s fat, we get it
— Jack O’Neill (@TheJackONeill) February 20, 2017