THE Scottish Football Hall of Fame have withdrawn their nomination for Rangers legend Paul Gascoigne to be inducted.

It was announced last week that the former England star would join some of the greatest names in the history of our game and be rewarded for his contribution during his Ibrox career.

Gascoigne joined Rangers from Lazio in 1995 and became one of the finest players ever to grace the Scottish game as he helped the Light Blues clinch nine-in-a-row.

But he has never been far from off-field controversy and the midfielder, who has suffered from alcohol and drug addiction, allegedly assaulted then-wife Sheryl at the Gleneagles Hotel in 1996.

Two years ago, he was convicted of racially aggravated abuse and it has been ruled that he will now not take his place alongside former team-mates Andy Goram, Richard Gough and Ally McCoist and boss Walter Smith.

A statement on behalf of the SFHOF 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.”

Gazza was due to be one of five famous faces honoured in Glasgow this month after his name was put forward by members of the public and he was selected by a panel.

The nomination of the 51-year-old proved controversial, however, and reports suggested that some members of the Scottish FA board would decline their invitation to the dinner on Sunday, October 21.

The SFA have no say in who is put forward or inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame, which is separate from the Association’s own HoF that grants entry to players that earn 50 caps for national side or ‘who have made a significant contribution to the game’.

Former Scotland striker Julie Fleeting, who scored 116 goals in 121 appearances for the Women’s side, will be honoured at the event, while three other nominees will be revealed on the night.