Sutton United’s goalkeeper Wayne Shaw’s resignation came as a bad surprise for his club after he was spotted eating a pie on the bench during Monday’s FA Cup loss to Arsenal.
“He’s made a bad error of judgement,” Doswell told BBC Radio 5 live.
Shaw resigned from the National League side less than 24 hours after the cup tie.
“I spoke to him on the phone and he was crying. In the end we had to almost stop talking to each other because it was that type of conversation,” added Doswell. “We are going to be investigated, and it has turned into a bit of a nightmare.”
But Doswell said that while he had sympathy for Shaw, he also felt he had been “naive”.
“He’s been caught in this mad world over the last month that has enveloped us. His profile has got bigger and bigger, I think he embraced that,” said Doswell. “Whilst we were very much concentrating on the football, I think Wayne was almost becoming like a superstar. “The team were magnificent against Arsenal, but to think someone’s openly eating a pie behind them reflects very much away from what they did. I know Wayne regrets it, he is very, very sorry about the whole situation.”
“I’m devastated for him,” added Doswell. “This is someone who’s got a family to support. “My overriding wish is he’d have asked my advice because very clearly I’d have advised him not to do it. I wouldn’t have allowed him to do it.”