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Football | Europa League

Lazio salute troubled 'lionheart' Gazza



Troubled former England star Paul Gascoigne was moved to the brink of tears on Thursday when he was hailed as a "lionheart" by Lazio fans on his return to the city where he spent three seasons.

The 45-year-old donned a light blue-and-white scarf, the colours of Lazio, as he was presented to the crowd ahead of the Europa League clash between the Italian side and Tottenham, another of his former clubs.

"Welcome back Gazza. Lionheart, headstrong, pure talent, real man: still our hero," said one of the banners held aloft by Lazio fans who remember Gascoigne with fondness after his 1992-1995 spell with the club.

Former England international Gascoigne also saluted fans of Tottenham where he played from 1988 until 1992.

Gascoigne has been plagued by various personal problems since he stopped playing, including a widley-publicised battle with alcoholism.



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