Gazza fears as his fun­fair foot­ball bid goes wob­bly

Sunday Mirror - - FRONT PAGE - EX­CLU­SIVE BY ALAN SELBY

PAUL Gas­coigne left on­look­ers shocked as he stag­gered up to a fun­fair foot­ball stall, took four shots – and missed the tar­get each time.

The for­mer Eng­land foot­ball star, who has been bat­tling to stay off al­co­hol, was spot­ted try­ing to win £20 by shoot­ing a ball through a hole three times.

A video shows the Spurs, Newcastle and Rangers leg­end un­steady on his feet as he takes a shot. One child is heard ask­ing: “Is that Paul Gas­coigne?”

Some­one replies: “Yeah, he used to be a foot­baller.”

The footage was filmed at Not­ting­ham’s Goose Fair last week­end.

One fair­goer said: “It was sad to see a leg­end like Paul un­able to kick a ball straight. He des­per­ately needs to get some help. I hope he does.”

Af­ter strug­gling to get the ball off the ground on his first two at­tempts, the frus­trated star volleyed a third. Staff let him have a fourth, which missed too.

The footage emerged in the week Scot­tish foot­ball chiefs with­drew an in­vi­ta­tion for Gazza to join their hall of fame amid fears over his health.

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