Agree totally. Absolutely disgusting treating him like that! Never supported any team he played for other than England obviously but what a genius he was with a football. The scottish league were lucky to have him at his finest and that goal against Scotland at Wembley in Euro 96 was a thing of beauty.
If his nomination was dropped because of the fear of board members walking out, then I suggest that those with a little more sense, re-instate the nomination, let them leave and close the door behind them!
Alternatively the other nominees could just refuse to attend - wuld you want to receive an award from any football instituation that doesn't regard Gascoigne as worthy?