Former England international Paul Gascoigne is to face charges of racially aggravated abuse over a gag he made in a comedy show.
…He is alleged to have made a ‘joke’ about a black security guard who he spotted in a darkened corner of the stage and said he could not tell “if he is smiling or not”.
…Another audience member said: “Nobody could believe what they were hearing. I think a few people were offended. “You can’t go around saying things like that. If I said that at work, I’d be sacked.”