Pictured: Moment Gazza broke social distancing rules inside Morrisons

The last guy in Britain still shaking hands: Paul Gascoigne breaks social distancing rules at Morrisons

  • Paul Gascoigne has been snapped breaking social distancing rules in Yorkshire
  • The famous ex-footballer was seen shaking hands and taking selfies outside of a Morrisons supermarket in Bridlington on April 9
  • The incident came two weeks after Boris Johnson announced the country would be in lockdown for the forseeable future due to the coronavirus pandemic
  • One picture shows Gazza shaking hands with a security guard in the carpark 
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Paul Gascoigne has been spotted shaking hands and even taking selfies with fans outside a supermarket despite social distancing rules issued by the government.

The famous ex-footballer was seen greeting fans and getting very close to strangers for photographs at Morrisons in Bridlington, Yorkshire, on April 9.

Despite Boris Johnson announcing the country would be in lockdown for the forseeable future on March 23, Gazza was seen going about his normal life just two weeks later.

The troubled celebrity reportedly lives in Bournemouth, Dorset, so it is unclear why he was spotted almost 300 miles away from his home during lockdown.

Paul Gascoigne has been snapped breaking social distancing rules outside a Morrisons supermarket earlier this month after he was photographed shaking hands with security guards

The famous ex-footballer (right) shakes hands with a security guard outside a supermarket in Bridlington, Yorkshire, on the April 9

Photographs from Gazza’s shopping trip showed him getting close to fellow shoppers clearly flouting the social distancing rule of staying two metres away from someone else when out in public.

One photograph from an onlooker shows Gazza shaking hands with a security guard in the carpark of the supermarket.

Another picture shows him taking a selfie with a fan in the queue to enter Morrisons and a different shot sees him chatting to strangers inside the shop.

The onlooker said: ‘I’m furious at how I saw him and his fans behaving.

‘We’re a small place in Bridlington trying to keep visitors away and trying to keep safe.

The 52-year-old (right) was pictured talking to fans inside the supermarket earlier this month

‘Why is he so different? Why is he allowed to come here to the seaside and put us at risk?

‘I saw him shaking hands with a security guard and when I was in the queue, he was asking staff about buying a BBQ!

‘I watched him taking a selfie with someone in the queue and then just chatting away inside Morrisons with other shoppers.’ 

MailOnline has contacted a representative for Gascoigne for comment. 

His trip to Morrisons came before he was spotted in Sainsbury’s supermarket in Whitby, Yorkshire, flouting social distancing rules again.

He had earlier been in the supermarket doing some shopping but was stopped after emerging into the car park, where he was also seen to be hugging them and shaking hands with well wishers. 

Gascoigne (right) was later spotted posing for selfies with England fans while in Yorkshire

One shopper told MailOnline: ‘I couldn’t believe my eyes. Gazza was loving the attention and didn’t seem to be worried at all about social distancing and what the government is telling us to do.

‘One photograph was taken with a fan who was wearing an England football jersey, in the car park.’

‘We all know he’s a big character and is very popular around here but frankly, this was really stupid of Gazza. He should be setting an example, not hugging people at a time like this.’ 

It comes after reports the England legend has been self-isolating with mother-of-two Wendy Leech in Salford, Greater Manchester.

He was reportedly seen with Ms Leech and her dogs near her flat last month. 

Gascoigne is believed to have met the glamorous 43-year-old when they were both on holiday in Spain.

 Gascoigne recently stunned drinkers when he visited a Manchester pub and posed for selfies despite calls for social distancing last month (pictured)

‘Gazza’ spent a couple of hours at The White Swan in Swinton (pictured) with friends on Wednesday night, before turning up the music and partying

The former Tottenham star has previously hinted he was seeing someone when he said: ‘There is a girl I like.’

Gascoigne recently stunned drinkers when he visited a Manchester pub and posed for selfies despite calls for social distancing last month. 

The former midfielder had only just got back from Spain, which has been badly affected by the spread of the killer Covid-19 illness.

‘Gazza’ spent a couple of hours at The White Swan in Swinton with friends, before turning up the music and partying.

Pub landlady Lindsey Smethills said: ‘At first I didn’t believe it was him. But as soon as I heard his accent I knew it was him. I couldn’t believe.

It comes after reports the England legend has been self-isolating with mother-of-two Wendy Leech in Salford, Greater Manchester

‘I think he had come in with some friends after being out for a meal and came in for a night cap. He was in for a couple of hours and he was so nice.

‘Some of the punters were coming in and were like big kids when they saw him.

‘We ended up putting the music on and had a bit of a party. He was so friendly with everyone and was getting pictures with everyone.’ 

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