Paul Gascoigne Rangers Scottish Football Hall of Fame

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In his three years at Rangers Paul Gascoigne won two Scottish league titles

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Paul Gascoigne Rangers Scottish Football Hall of Fame

Former Rangers and England star’s nomination provoked controversy

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Friday, October 12, 2018 – 7:59am

Paul Gascoigne will not be inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame later this month after a protest from members of the Scottish Football Association, reports the Glasgow Evening Times.

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‘Gazza’, described by the paper as “one of the finest players ever to grace the Scottish game”, had been set to receive the honour at a dinner at Hampden Park on 21 October, joining former Rangers teammates Andy Goram, Richard Gough and Ally McCoist in the Hall of Fame.

Health concerns

But according to the Daily Mail, Gazza’s nomination provoked controversy reports within the Scottish FA board and several members let it be known that if the induction went ahead they would “boycott the dinner because of concerns over Gascoigne’s suitability for the honour”.

A statement from organisers read: “Further to consultation with the chair and members of the Scottish Football Hall of Fame committee, due to a number of factors including ongoing enquiries, and concerns over the state of Paul’s health, it has been decided to withdraw the nomination of Paul Gascoigne at this time from this year’s nomination process.”

Controversial figure

The former England and Tottenham midfielder has over the years hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons. The Scottish Sun reports that Gazza’s “football legacy” has been overshadowed by a “string of high-profile incidents, including domestic abuse, racism and sectarianism”.

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Paul ‘Gazza’ Gascoigne barred from Scottish Football Hall of Fame

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