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Gascoigne's Scottish Hall of Fame nomination withdrawn

Gazza was set to be honoured at the annual event for his success with Rangers.

Postponed: Gazza's induction into the Hall of Fame has been postponed.
Postponed: Gazza's induction into the Hall of Fame has been postponed. SNS

Paul Gascoigne's nomination into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame has been withdrawn.

Nominated by members of the public, Rangers legend Gazza was chosen by a panel from the world of football and media to be honoured at a Hampden dinner on Sunday, October 21.

But those plans have now been shelved, with the Scottish Football Hall of Fame citing "ongoing enquiries and concerns over the state of Paul's health" for why they have withdrawn his nomination.

Gascoigne enjoyed a successful three-year stint on the pitch at Ibrox after signing for a club record fee from Lazio. The Englishman won both player of the year awards during his first season in Scotland as Rangers won the title.

But off-the-field controversy would blight his spell north of the border, ensuring his nomination for his contribution to the Scottish game drew criticism.

In a statement, the Scottish Football Hall of Fame said: "Further to consultation with the Chair and member 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."

The Scottish Football Hall of Fame is displayed within the Scottish Football Museum at Hampden and honours players who have made a significant contribution to the game in the country.

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