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Newcastle Striker Fined £6K And Warned As To Future Conduct

9:31 pm, Thursday, March 1st, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 65 Comments

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.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Nile Ranger · Other News

65 responses so far ↓

  • 1 SwedishMagpie // Mar 1, 2012 at 9:42 PM

    hate him…

  • 2 ToonDownSouth // Mar 1, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    It seems to be every other f’ing week.

    Get this rat out of our club. He MUST be sackable.

  • 3 SwedishMagpie // Mar 1, 2012 at 9:47 PM


  • 4 WWJBD // Mar 1, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Cant stand the kid and this was very stupid BUT I dont know what the lad he ‘abused’ said to him in order to recieve such a reaction?

    I know he shouldnt bite but tbf I walk down the street on a daily basis and hear homophobic abuse.

  • 5 G // Mar 1, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    I used to think Southampton were mad for sacking this kid. How ironic that I now feel we should follow their example and show this kid the door big time. Complete sh¬! magnet.

  • 6 Dannyo // Mar 1, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    U couldn’t make this up. Liverpools Reina in trouble after making a commercial with racist stereotypes…
    WOW, how do they do it? I expect Dalglish to come out wearing a KKK paper hat soon…

  • 7 Tonytoon73 // Mar 1, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    WWJBD @ 4 That’s terrible you should tell them people to p!as off who call you names whilst walking down the street. Lol

  • 8 WWJBD // Mar 1, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    Have u seen the advert? Just media jumping on Liverpool now because they are a easy target imo

  • 9 LewSpi // Mar 1, 2012 at 10:11 PM


    What is a racist stereotype? Has he just been in an ad with a load of Skinhead Scousers? Or with Nick Griffin?

  • 10 WWJBD // Mar 1, 2012 at 10:11 PM

    Hahaha cheeky sod u are mate!

  • 11 Tonytoon73 // Mar 1, 2012 at 10:14 PM

    WWJBD It was just the way you put it mate. I spat my lager all over. Lol

  • 12 WWJBD // Mar 1, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    Haha u do have a point after re-reading what I put its not the best haha

  • 13 spitfire_ // Mar 1, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    Give the sack to little gangsta.

  • 14 Toon Tang // Mar 1, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    This is Klanfield hahaha

  • 15 JackButler // Mar 1, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    Shame this kid doesn’t put as much effort into improving his game as he does into become a bona fide Gangsta

  • 16 G // Mar 1, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    Spitfire, were you directing that to Ranger, or was it more homophobic abuse to WWJBD? If it’s the 2nd option, I believe the term is ‘teabaging’

  • 17 WWJBD // Mar 1, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    Hahaha oh people got jokes on here tonight eh? Haha 😉

  • 18 JackButler // Mar 1, 2012 at 10:32 PM


    Pardon the pun, but you did leave yourself wide open mate 😉

  • 19 G // Mar 1, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    Soz WWJBD, the claret has put my childish side in charge tonight.

  • 20 martoon // Mar 1, 2012 at 10:34 PM

    Look on the bright side – at least he is getting his moneys-worth from his suit 🙂

  • 21 ToonDownSouth // Mar 1, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    Poor WWJBD. Always the butt of the jokes.

    See what I did there?

  • 22 WWJBD // Mar 1, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    Haha cant argue with that 😉

    No worries mate its just what I get for trying to stick up for this helmet Ranger

  • 23 super magpie // Mar 1, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    How many chances does he get? Anyone would kill to have his talent but he is throwing his opportunity away. When he leaves or gets sacked and nobody will take him, he will then realise that he is a Grade A W*nker. And it will be too late. He will probably have no qualifications and will have no job, guess he’ll have to sell his propa gangsta range rova lyk!

  • 24 ToonDownSouth // Mar 1, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    In all seriousness though, how can this kids contract not be terminated?

    I know that there are varying degrees when it comes to homophobic comments, but this is just the latest in a long long long long line of misdemeanors.

    Maybe the club actually still believe they can make something of him? I guess they see him more than we do.

  • 25 dbpjake // Mar 1, 2012 at 10:48 PM

    I’ve always quite liked him as a footballer, has been very lively when hes come on in the past. he was getting back on the right track when we signed him from soton too. shame about all this…

  • 26 WWJBD // Mar 1, 2012 at 10:48 PM

    Haha nicely put squire

    As for Ranger maybe they are waiting for his court case to see what happens with that before deciding on what to do with him, if he gets charged he will likely be sacked if found innocent maybe he will get another chance

  • 27 ToonDownSouth // Mar 1, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    Quiz time!

    Seeing as everyone been talking a lot about Newcastle’s tradition of attacking football, who can tell me what the original crest on our kits had written on it?

  • 28 chris_g // Mar 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM

    I can’t stand the little waster either, but I think it’s really sad to see everybody (with the exception of WWJBD) jumping on the Ranger-bashing bandwagon without knowing any of the facts.

    If this had been one of the more popular members of the squad, everybody would be asking what exactly it was that he’s supposed to have said, and wondering what the circumstances were. But because it’s Nile Ranger nobody can be bothered, and just automatically assumes the worst. Pathetic really.

  • 29 papscrunt // Mar 1, 2012 at 11:01 PM

    2 goals in nearly 50 games for us. He’s not really that great tbh. He’ll be in SPL in a couple of years, then on to Australia or the US, then to China or somewhere like that. And after that he’ll play the Ricky Otto game and end up behind bars. Just get him out, our local kids don’t need tossers like this to look up too.

  • 30 WWJBD // Mar 1, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    I cheated and looked it up haha but thats very interesting that little fact

  • 31 davybtoon // Mar 1, 2012 at 11:24 PM

    See we’re linked with Kevin mirallas didn’t know who he was just youtubed him looks amazing hope it’s true ha

  • 32 t00ntime // Mar 1, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    @tds but that motto was from a Norman keep. It had more or less nothing to do with our club. Though it is rather ironic lol.

    Still I would rather stick with the germans motto during the blitzkrieg “attack is the best form of defence”

  • 33 LewSpi // Mar 1, 2012 at 11:39 PM

    What was the writing on the crest? I’ve been on the edge of my seat for about 40 minutes!

  • 34 t00ntime // Mar 1, 2012 at 11:43 PM

    fortiter defendit triumphans, translates too: triumph by brave defending.

    (wikipedia 😛 )

  • 35 ToonDownSouth // Mar 1, 2012 at 11:47 PM


    Haha, yeah I know mate. And obviously ‘tradition’ is built on more than just something that happened 120 years ago.

    It’s just an ironic little fact (:

  • 36 ToonDownSouth // Mar 1, 2012 at 11:48 PM


    I can imagine you’ve just been sat there refreshing for an hour haha.

  • 37 WWJBD // Mar 1, 2012 at 11:49 PM

    That lad looks fantastic but its just youtube and hes just in the Greek league tbf. Looked full of tricks though might be worth a punt but if we have been linked then it wont happen so dont get ur hopes up too much lad

  • 38 davybtoon // Mar 1, 2012 at 11:58 PM

    Wwjbd yea buts just the type of player we will go for bit of an unknown

  • 39 LewSpi // Mar 2, 2012 at 12:11 AM

    Haha I was!


    He looks like a right handful for defenders doesn’t he. Didn’t see him pass much like, maybe a bit ball greedy, but full of flair. Whats the source?

  • 40 Baro // Mar 2, 2012 at 12:12 AM

    I have watched kevin mirallas play numerous times, and he is a great attacking player. Always can take his man on then another and another. Great shot on him also. Has great speed. Would be a really good buy for us!

  • 41 davybtoon // Mar 2, 2012 at 12:19 AM

    Daily mail says us n stoke want him also says cska Moscow had 5mill bid rejected in jan so cud take a few mill more to get him

  • 42 LewSpi // Mar 2, 2012 at 12:22 AM

    I see. Well, fingers crossed!

  • 43 davybtoon // Mar 2, 2012 at 12:23 AM

    Just think next year if we got mirallas, corgnet n alfantino to add to what we already have in midfield n upfront, n with say mbwia or Douglas n Petiers dreaming aknow but wud b hell of a team, maybe a Jordan Rhodes or jay Rodriguez for home grown talent

  • 44 Barras // Mar 2, 2012 at 12:29 AM

    I really cannot see us signing Mirallas, if Pardew has definitely not come to like Hatem Ben Arfa’s style as a footballer. But of course, we don’t know if Pardew has made that decision yet. I would rather see Pardew give Hatem Ben Arfa the proper chance he deserves…to start around 4-5 games in a row and then make an analysis on how good he is. Than see Pardew sell Hatem Ben Arfa in order to sign Mirallas.

  • 45 MagPieMan // Mar 2, 2012 at 12:45 AM

    Judging on his performance yesterday, ferguson will definently get a run out against the makams. I really wish Pardew would start him. He just has so much talent.

  • 46 davybtoon // Mar 2, 2012 at 12:48 AM

    Barras why do we need to sell hba if we signed mirallas surely the point is hba needs more players like mirallas around him to see the best out of him

  • 47 Barras // Mar 2, 2012 at 1:00 AM


    If Pardew is reluctant to play one flamboyantly skillful player then I can’t see him playing two. I really hope he does, as long as its not to replace my main Jonas.

  • 48 ROSHAN // Mar 2, 2012 at 2:19 AM

    HATE ranger hope some one gets him to jail has quickly as possible cant hear more about him

  • 49 Marty-Toon // Mar 2, 2012 at 5:33 AM

    Ranger you are such a cool gangsta…you twat
    I’d say Susan Boyle would kick your butt

  • 50 jesperfuglsang // Mar 2, 2012 at 6:19 AM

    Does anybody know why we are celled the Magpies?

  • 51 xmindcrimex // Mar 2, 2012 at 7:20 AM

    Well, a magpie (bird) is black and white. Look them up on wikipedia. 🙂 Even Notts County is nicknamed The Magpies. In Italy, Newcastle would probably be called bianconeri like Juventus. I remember watching a game in our first season back, and a magpie landed on the pitch. Ahh. Here it is.

  • 52 stretchintoon // Mar 2, 2012 at 7:57 AM

    Dont like ranger & think we should get rid soon as BUT im not that keen on poncey queers either & if some1 insulted me i think id do exactly the same.

  • 53 tonesy25 // Mar 2, 2012 at 8:13 AM

    Can someone explain the point in having a Twitter account? especially if you are a football player? anyway i hope we can use this and the other mountain of sheit to get rid of this little scumbag 🙂

  • 54 Klatoon // Mar 2, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    xmindcrimex,thats a great pic the little bird wanted to take a sh!te,it was at the stadium of sh!te afterall 🙂

  • 55 Rotonda heights // Mar 2, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    Any good prosecution lawyer could see us get rid of Ranger. What are we waiting for?

  • 56 Colo-Sus // Mar 2, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    Morning Lads,

    anyone here a Footy Manager Addict like me?

    Found a class blog by this guy called Darren Smith, Its from the 2011 game mind so Nolan etc were still there at the start of it, but its an interesting read. It goes up to 2021. Just a bit of fun.

    Have a look here

  • 57 cyprus // Mar 2, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Homophobia is part and parcel in sports and football. This case merely highlights this. Give Ranger another chance, this is a misdemeanour not a crime. Sounds like everyone here is a saint.

  • 58 cyprus // Mar 2, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    Read @52 to see what I mean!

  • 59 Too Krul // Mar 2, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    I have mates who are gay and I am certainly not homophobic, so this sort of stuff seems pretty ridiculous coming from someone in his position.

    Ranger really is just wasting his talent. No matter what anyone says, there is a (or several) reason(s) why he isn’t close to our first team.

  • 60 jesperfuglsang // Mar 2, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    If we are called the Magpies because we play in black and white then they could have come up with something better 😉 lol

    Heard a rumor ones that is was because two Magpies had a nest at St. James’ Park 🙂

    Does anybody know?

  • 61 Too Krul // Mar 2, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    @60 Well it’s better than The Penguins 🙂 Seriously though, I have no idea – maybe because of the nature of a magpie? Opportunists?

  • 62 jesperfuglsang // Mar 2, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Colo-Sus, when you say Footy Manager are then talking about FM 2011/12 😉 pardon my ignorance lol

  • 63 Colo-Sus // Mar 2, 2012 at 9:39 AM


    THe old one mate so no its the 2010-2011 one i think but if you look at the link you will get it we still had Carroll and Enrique etc.

    Its a good read though

  • 64 jesperfuglsang // Mar 2, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Colo-Sus, I will take a look at it later mate 😉

  • 65 Rosted Pork // Mar 2, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    Newcastle and Sunderland will do battle for
    the signature of Crystal Palace winger
    Wilfried Zaha in the summer – DAILY STAR

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