Newcastle striker Nile Ranger has been fined £6K and warned as to his future conduct, after admitting making homophobic comments on his Twitter account.
Nile Ranger – in more trouble
Nile Ranger, who is 20, was charged by the English Football Association on Monday, when he was accused of acting in a way which was “improper and/or brought the game into disrepute”.
Walsall’s Manny Smith was also charged with the same offence but today was fined only £1.2K.
An FA statement read as follows:
“Newcastle United’s Nile Ranger and Walsall’s Manny Smith have been fined £6K and £1.2K respectively.”
“And both were warned as to their future conduct after each admitted a charge of using abusive and/or insulting words including a reference to a person’s sexual orientation.”
“The charges relate to Twitter comments and both players requested a paper hearing.”
Last week, West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison, who was said to be a target of Newcastle last month, was fined £7K by the FA, after he made a homophobic remark on his Twitter account.
It seems that Nile Ranger has lost control a little since last August, and he has brought the good name of Newcastle United into the headlines which the club don’t want or need.
We expect Newcastle to try to unload him in the summer, if that is at all possible.
We had hoped about 18 months ago that Nile had come to his senses, but it doesn’t look the case today.
It’s not good when players at the club bring the good name of Newcastle United into disrepute, and we think this is very sad.
Newcastle fans are very proud of their club and its great history.