Sutton vs. Arsenal is not a thing anyone expected to happen at the start of the FA Cup, but after beating Cheltenham, Leeds United and Wimbledon, Sutton forced mighty Arsenal to come face them at Gander Green Lane. And man, they put on a show.
You just knew this wouldn't be an ordinary match when a man clad in just his undies and a giraffe hat ran onto the pitch.
Before and after from the Sutton United giraffe pitch invader.Alex Iwobi couldn't be less impressed if he tried. pic.twitter.com/4Rb4CEY8r0
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) February 20, 2017
The giraffe-head pitch invader was great, but the Man of the Match was undoubtedly Sutton's 46-year-old, 280 lb. backup goalkeeper, Wayne Shaw.
Shaw was everywhere, even vacuuming the dugouts before the match.
Sutton United Keeper Wayne Shaw hoovering the away dugout before tonight's game. pic.twitter.com/Oi0HWymj7T— Football Stuff (@FootbalIStuff) February 20, 2017
He also made an appearance at the stadium bar at halftime.
I kid you not. Sutton reserve keeper Wayne Shaw is in the bar at half-time. pic.twitter.com/f7014pXRBP— Chris Slegg (@ChrisSlegg) February 20, 2017
Plus, he ate a pie.
Sutton's backup goalkeeper is all of us, and we are all Sutton's backup goalkeeper https://t.co/FvgE05KjZL— SB Nation Soccer (@SBNationSoccer) February 20, 2017
Here's Shaw eating the pie again, because what a moment!
I’m sure you can all be trusted to react calmly this gif of a grown man having a snack pic.twitter.com/sn4fSDDSKF— David Rudin (@DavidSRudin) February 20, 2017
Wayne Shaw forever. Do we care that it looks like a tabloid newspaper might have paid somebody (hopefully Shaw) for Shaw to do this? No. No we do not care, not even a little bit. If Shaw could get somebody to pay him money to eat a sandwich, he's even more of a hero than we thought he was. Get that money while you can.
Oh yeah, and Arsenal won 2-0, with Theo Walcott scoring his 100th goal for the club. If you ask us, though, Sutton are the real winners.