Paul Gascoigne gives humorous response to Scottish FA snub

Date published: Monday 15th October 2018 1:56 - Robert McCarthy

Paul Gascoigne had a typically humorous response to the SFA’s decision to rescind his Scottish Football Hall of Fame nomination.

The former Rangers and England midfielder was set to be inducted at a dinner in Glasgow on October 21.

However, following reports that a number of the SFA’s board members were set to avoid the event in relation to concerns over Gascoigne’s suitability for the honour, the Scottish Football Hall of Fame said last week that his nomination will not go ahead.

A statement from the 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.”

Gascoigne has since responded on Twitter, reminiscing over his glory days in Scotland with the Ibrox side.

‘I played some of the best football of my career at Rangers and loved the support of the fans,’ Gascoigne tweeted.

‘I don’t need to be in the Scottish Hall of Fame to be recognised as one of the best.

‘I know I was one of the best.’

 

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