Paul Gascoigne‘s nomination for the Scottish Football Hall of Fame has been withdrawn.
The former Rangers and England star was set to be inducted at a dinner in Glasgow on October 21.
But following reports that a number of the Scottish Football Association’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 now says his nomination will not proceed.
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.”
Gascoigne was set to become the latest non-Scottish player to receive the honour: following his former England team-mate Terry Butcher, Danish playmaker Brian Laudrup and Celtic striker Henrik Larsson.
The former Tottenham midfielder joined Rangers from Lazio in the summer of 1995 and won both Scottish player of the year awards in his first season, just before scoring against Scotland at Euro 96.