Ex-England footballer Paul Gascoigne has pleaded guilty to racially aggravated abuse over a joke at a show.
Gascoigne “humiliated” a black security guard assigned to protect him during An Evening With Gazza in Wolverhampton, Dudley Magistrates’ Court heard.
The ex-player was fined £1,000 after he admitted using “threatening or abusive words or behaviour”.
Gascoigne, 49, asked Errol Rowe “can you smile please, because I can’t see you?”
District Judge Graham Wilkinson also ordered Gascoigne to pay Mr Rowe £1,000 in compensation.
Mr Wilkinson told Gascoigne “You sought to get a laugh from an audience of over 1,000 people because of the colour of Mr Rowe’s skin.” Continue Reading….
Oh dear! Paul Gascoigne was so desperate for a laugh that he had to resort to his book of “jokes” written by Bernard Manning circa 1975.
Anyway, the fact that this incident happened doesn’t surprise me one bit. This isn’t the first time Gascoigne’s said some low key racist nonsense.
Respect to Errol Rowe for reporting his backside and winning in a court of law.
Now let’s all just wait for former black footballers who once played with Gascoigne, to crawl out of the woodwork eager to defend him.
Categories: UK News