Gascoigne's Scottish Hall of Fame nomination withdrawn

Paul Gascoigne

Former England and Rangers player Paul Gascoigne has had his nomination for the Scottish Hall of Fame withdrawn.

Gascoigne, 51, was one of a number of candidates suggested by the public before being chosen by a panel.

However, it was reported[1] some of the Scottish FA board would boycott the awards dinner at protest.

The Scottish Football Hall of Fame said “a number of factors, including ongoing enquiries, and concerns over the state of Paul’s health” were behind the move.

The awards dinner takes place on Sunday, 21 October at Hampden Park.

Gascoigne was voted Player of the Year in his first season in Scotland and played a part in Rangers winning nine league titles in a row.

He was to be inducted along with four others, including former Scotland international Julie Fleeting.

Gascoigne joined the Glasgow side in 1995 from Lazio and went on to play more than 100 times for the club over three years.

  • Gascoigne to be inducted into Hall of Fame[2]

References

  1. ^ it was reported (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  2. ^ Gascoigne to be inducted into Hall of Fame (www.bbc.co.uk)

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