It may be a grave situation, but for many punters it's a dead cert - members of an internet fan forum are taking bets on when England football legend Paul Gascoigne is going to die.
Gascoigne, known to millions as Gazza, has had very public issues with alcohol and mental health problems since he quit the game.
But now, supporters of Scottish club Celtic - the bitter rivals of Rangers, a club Gazza once played for - have invented a sinister betting game when participants can guess the time of his death. The game appeared on the 'Huddleboard' website after the latest lurid story involving Gazza, who once took centre stage at World Cup 90 and Euro 96, reported that he had drunk a bottle of whiskey for breakfast.
The British 'Daily Star' newspaper published some of the bets being taken:
Benedicts11 wrote: “I give him three months,” while MartyBhoy believed it would be “nine months”. AyrshireCSC said: “On the Queen’s birthday. They can both go. What a day that would be!”
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