Pt 474 In Gazza Tragedy

Last updated : 28 December 2016 By Footy Mad - Editor

Paul Gascoigne was taken to hospital yesterday.

The former England football star, 49, suffered a head injury after he became involved in a drunken fight at the boutique Ace Hotel in Shoreditch on Tuesday evening, according to reports.

A witness claimed Gascoigne was “making racist remarks”, “throwing money at customers” and “groping women”.

The Metropolitan Police said officers were called to a disturbance at the hotel shortly after 6pm on Tuesday before a 49-year-old man was taken to hospital with a head injury.

Witness Alvin Carpio said the former England and Newcastle United striker, who has long-battled alcoholism, appeared "very drunk" during the altercation.

Alvin Carpio posted on Twitter: 'To see a guy who once peaked his profession like this is tragic.

He tweeted: "Gazza has just been kicked down the stairs by a guy whose friend got slapped by him. He really isn't in a good place.

"It's a sad state: He's been spitting, making racist remarks & groping women, all while throwing around £ notes.

"He was racially abusing my mates, and hitting one of them on the shoulder and head before throwing a £20 note on him."