But Northumbria Police confirmed: "We've had lots of calls on this but there's absolutely no substance to it."
Footie websites were also besieged.
Dozens rang in from Gazza's native North East and others from as far afield as Essex and Scotland.
Gazza, 41, was last week pictured trying to get into a pub in Gateshead before ten in the MORNING.
He had just returned from three weeks in Portugal, where he was rushed to hospital after a pills and booze overdose.