The agency that manages Paul Gascoigne has moved to clear up an apparent controversy surrounding the Rangers legend and the tripping of a kid at Ibrox.

A video emerged on social media showing Gazza invite a then unidentified youngster onto the pitch before playfully tripping him up in the stadium.

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This then led to much commentary on social media – mostly from bitter Celtic supporters such as tinpot actor Gianni Capaldi – lambasting the troubled former Rangers star for the clip.

Some of the language used has been nothing short if an utter disgrace.

But now M&N Management have moved to dispel the pretty insidious coverage of the incident by revealing the boy is actually the son of Paul Gascoigne’s agent.

The two are regularly playing practical jokes on each other and there was absolutely no harm done nor intended. The kid was even wearing a Gascoigne 8 jersey.

In the process of this entire nonsense online, there have been plenty who’ve done themselves a serious disservice and who should be thoroughly embarrassed by their conduct.

To let this entrenched bitterness discolour the return of Paul Gascoigne to Rangers, willing something out of context, says more about those who indulged in it than it ever will about the Ibrox legend.

The bitterness is streaming out of so many and they really need to ask themselves if picking on someone who clearly has had his issues reflects well on themselves.

Paul Gascoigne made headlines as the Rangers XI took on a World XI for all the right reasons when he scored in the match, which ended 3-2 to Luis Figo’s side.

In emotional scenes, players from both sides celebrated with Paul Gascoigne and manager Alex McLeish admitted after the game that Gazza was tearing up after being awarded MOTM.

Meanwhile, Rangers have been praised by a £56m global superstar as he sends out a message to an audience of 29.3m.

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