Rangers hero Paul Gascoigne hits back at rapper Snoop Dogg in surreal social media spat

Paul Gascoigne has hit back at Snoop Dogg after the rapper used images of the retired footballer to warn against alcohol abuse.

Paul Gascoigne takes the adulation of the Ibrox crowd in 2018.

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Underneath, he shared pictures of himself at the same ages under the words "marijuana abuse", seemingly suggesting that it had less of an impact on his looks.

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Gascoigne responded on Twitter, writing: "Morning @SnoopDogg get your lazy arse out of bed it's walkies time woof woof you ugly t**t LOVE GAZZA xxx."

Paul Gascoigne takes the adulation of the Ibrox crowd in 2018.

He also posted a picture of a dog edited to look like the American rapper with two plaits and a chain around its neck.

Several hours earlier, Gascoigne, 52, referred to Snoop Dogg's post in a tweet to his manager.

He wrote that "just when U thought it was safe2get out of the water f***ing snoop dog turns up FFS SHANE what's he snooping about for, from GAZZA x."

Former England and Ibrox midfielder Gascoigne, often known as Gazza, has had several stints in rehab for drugs and alcohol addiction and has also had mental health issues.