Gazza was tricked into doing shocking documentary, says pal

January 15th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Jan 15 (ANI): Fallen football legend Paul Gascoigne a.k.a Gazza was tricked into appearing in the shocking TV documentary Surviving Gazza, according to his pal.

Jimmy Five Bellies Gardner, who has known Gazza since childhood, opened up about the troubled stars fury over the stitch-up.

And he feels that Gazza was talked into doing it by Sheryl and producers while he was incapable of making a rational decision because he was in an alcoholic haze.

He said that Gazza might also lodge a formal complaint with broadcasting watchdog Ofcom about the Channel 4 show Surviving Gazza.

Channel 4 had asked him if hed do a documentary about having Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, the Daily Star quoted Gardner, as saying.

He agreed to do so to help other sufferers. Then somehow Sheryl has got involved and taken it over without him fully understanding the nature of the programme.

It became something entirely different. He feels hes been painted as some kind of monster, which is just not true, Gardner added.

Gardner said: Paul is a man with a serious alcoholic illness who through that disease has sometimes done things hes both admitted to in his book and apologised for. And hes done nothing except try to get well.

I wonder if they would have done this to him if it was cancer he was suffering from. It was a stitch-up. (ANI)

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