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Paul Gascoigne has hit back at 'f***ing' Snoop Dogg after the rapper used a photo of him as a reason not to abuse alcohol.
The U.S. star, 47, was branded a 'disgrace' when he posted a snap of the former England footballer in his younger playing days alongside one of him aged 47.
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One of the pictures, which was captioned 'alcohol abuse', was taken in 2014 just before he was admitted to hospital following a drinking binge.
Today, Gascoigne addressed the controversy on Twitter, writing: 'Just back from doing charity work in Spain then just when U thought it was safe2get out of the water f***ing snoop dog turns up FFS SHANE [his manager] what’s he snooping about for [laughing, thumbs up, and heart emoji] from GAZZA x.'
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Gascoigne, affectionately known as Gazza to fans, now 52, has battled alcohol addiction for years.
In the same post, a set of pictures entitled 'marijuana abuse', the Sweat hitmaker shared a snap of himself aged 20, alongside one of him today at 47, looking like he had barely aged.
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It is not known if Snoop Dogg is aware who Paul Gascoigne is or of the former midfielder's well-documented battles with alcohol addiction, drugs and mental health.
The post invoked the ire of fans who branded the star a 'bully' and 'disrespectful' and lambasted him for using the photo in light of Gazza's medical issues.
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MailOnline has contacted representatives for Snoop Dogg and Paul Gascoigne for comment.
Broadcaster Piers Morgan posted an image of the tweet and wrote: 'This is nasty. Shame on you Snoop.'
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Another wrote: 'Snoop Dogg disrespecting Paul Gascoigne considering he suffered with alcoholism and other issues. F*****g disgrace.'
Another tweeted: 'Wow I can't believe what #SnoopDogg tweeted about Paul Gascoigne when he has an illness and Snoop chooses to be a stoner and not for medical...
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