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The self-promoting Sun adopts ‘dying’ Paul Gascoigne as a cause: England ‘legend’ up and walking

by | 11th, February 2013

PAUL Gascoigne is getting the full treatment on the Sun’s front page. For the fourth day in a week, the former Spurs, Newcastle United, Lazio, Everton, Middlesbrough, Rangers, Burnley, Gansu Tianma (China) and Boston United player’s “REHAB FIGHT” is the lead story. Today the “LEGEND” is being treated by Arsenal star Jack Wilshere – he’s donated £5,000 to the Gazza fighting fund. Says Jack: “I want to do anything I can.”

Wilshere joins Chris Evans, Gary Lineker, Piers Morgan and Ronnie Irani is being high-profile donors to the Gazza cause. TalkSport presenter Irani’s giving made it onto the TalkSport news bulletins . Is charity about giving or self-promotion? For the  Sun it’s very much a case for the latter the paper is advocating “CHIP IN FOR GAZA”, the words illustrating a pin-sized photo of the player in his England pomp, all underscored with the “THE SUN” branding.

As for the state of Gascoinge’s health, well, yesterday the Sun was fill of news of his impending “funeral “. One day on, “Sun Doctor” Carol Cooper analyses Gazza from her desk in Wapping (the player is in Arizona). She says it’s “unlikley Paul

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