Gascoigne '100% Not A Racist', Says His Agent

June 4, 2016 4:35 PM

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The ex-England star is charged with racially aggravated abuse after a police investigation into alleged comments at his show.

Paul Gascoigne's agent has insisted his client is "100% not a racist" after the ex England star was charged with racially aggravated abuse.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) confirmed the decision following an investigation into alleged comments made by the former footballer at his show "An Evening With Gazza" which took place at Wolverhampton Civic Hall last November.

Gascoigne, 49, allegedly made a "joke" about struggling to see whether a black security guard was enjoying the show because they were in a dimly lit hall.

The Express and Star newspaper reported that the were "gasps" in the audience at the remark.

Sky News understands that the formal complaint to the police was not made by the security guard.

The Wolverhampton based firm that he still works for were unable to comment.

An investigation by West Midlands Police led to a file being passed to the CPS where prosecutors deliberated for several months as to whether or not to charge the troubled star.

The CPS have now confirmed that Gascoigne has been summoned to appear before Wolverhampton Magistrates court on 17 June to be formally charged.

Gascoigne's agent Terry Baker told Sky News that they had not had official confirmation from the CPS and could not discuss the details of the case.

The spokesman added though: "Paul is many things but he is 100% not a racist".

The former Newcastle United, Spurs, Lazio and Rangers star has struggled with addiction for decades but earlier this year promised on TV that he was sober again and "back to his best".

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Source: news.sky.com

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