Paul Gascoigne has reacted to the decision to withdraw his induction to the Scottish Football Hall of Fame by saying he does not to be included to “be recognised as one of the best.”
The former Rangers and England midfielder took to social media to express his feelings, posting a written message as well as directing footage of his Euro 96 goal against Scotland to the Scottish Football Association’s official twitter account.
It comes after a change in stance on Gascoigne who was set to be honoured for his successful three-year stint at Rangers before the decision was then reversed.
It came amid reports some SFA board members were threatening to boycott the awards dinner if Gascoigne was included while a statement from the Hall of Fame cited “a number of factors including ongoing enquiries and concerns over the state of Paul’s health.”
The decision caused widespread anger, with former Rangers team-mate Ally McCoist voicing his criticism of the U-turn. A petition calling on organisers to reverse the decision has also attracted 17,000 signatures.
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