Fog on the Tyne...

He may be more famous for his hilarious antics (such as crying like a baby, drinking lots of booze and allegedly slapping his wife about) than actually playing football, but Paul “Gazza” Gascoigne is still seen as something of a legend by English soccer fans.

The former Spurs and England star is holed-up in a swanky Newcastle hotel recovering from a hip operation, and is passing the time by indulging in spot of Wii-related gaming fun. The Sun newspaper reveals that Gazza hasn’t left his £240-a-night hotel room in days and has even gone as far as to challenge staff in gaming tournaments.

We tried to think of a funny angle for this story, but then gave up as it clearly doesn’t need one.