Gascoigne to stand trial over 'racist joke'

2016-06-29 15:07
Paul Gascoigne (File)

London - Troubled Paul Gascoigne will stand trial in September after the former England international football star pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to a racially aggravated public order offence.

The 49-year-old, affectionately known as "Gazza", allegedly made a racist joke about a security guard during An Evening With Gazza show in Wolverhampton, in the Midlands, in November last year.

The former Newcastle, Lazio, Tottenham and Rangers midfielder, who has had a public battle with alcoholism and mental illness, was granted unconditional bail at a magistrates' court until a trial on September 19.

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