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


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.

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65 comments so far

  • SwedishMagpie

    Mar 1, 2012 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #1

    hate him…

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Mar 1, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #2

    It seems to be every other f’ing week.

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

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  • SwedishMagpie

    Mar 1, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #3
  • WWJBD

    Mar 1, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #4

    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.

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  • G

    Mar 1, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #5

    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.

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  • Dannyo

    Mar 1, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #6

    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…

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  • Tonytoon73

    Mar 1, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #7

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

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  • WWJBD

    Mar 1, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #8

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

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  • LewSpi

    Mar 1, 2012 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #9

    Dannyo

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

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  • WWJBD

    Mar 1, 2012 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #10

    Tony
    Hahaha cheeky sod u are mate!

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  • Tonytoon73

    Mar 1, 2012 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #11

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

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  • WWJBD

    Mar 1, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #12

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

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  • spitfire_

    Mar 1, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #13

    Give the sack to little gangsta.

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  • Toon Tang

    Mar 1, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #14

    This is Klanfield hahaha

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  • JackButler

    Mar 1, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #15

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

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  • G

    Mar 1, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #16

    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’

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  • WWJBD

    Mar 1, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #17

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

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  • JackButler

    Mar 1, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #18

    WWJBD

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

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  • G

    Mar 1, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #19

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

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  • martoon

    Mar 1, 2012 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #20

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

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Mar 1, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #21

    Poor WWJBD. Always the butt of the jokes.

    See what I did there?

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  • WWJBD

    Mar 1, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #22

    JB
    Haha cant argue with that 😉

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

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  • super magpie

    Mar 1, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #23

    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!

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Mar 1, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #24

    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.

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  • dbpjake

    Mar 1, 2012 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #25

    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…

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  • WWJBD

    Mar 1, 2012 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #26

    TDS
    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

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Mar 1, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #27

    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?

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  • chris_g

    Mar 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #28

    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.

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  • papscrunt

    Mar 1, 2012 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #29

    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.

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  • WWJBD

    Mar 1, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #30

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

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  • davybtoon

    Mar 1, 2012 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #31

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

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  • t00ntime

    Mar 1, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #32

    @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”

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  • LewSpi

    Mar 1, 2012 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #33

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

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  • t00ntime

    Mar 1, 2012 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #34

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

    (wikipedia 😛 )

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Mar 1, 2012 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #35

    toontime

    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 (:

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Mar 1, 2012 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #36

    LewSpi

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

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  • WWJBD

    Mar 1, 2012 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #37

    davy
    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

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  • davybtoon

    Mar 1, 2012 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #38

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

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  • LewSpi

    Mar 2, 2012 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #39

    Haha I was!

    Davy

    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?

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  • Baro

    Mar 2, 2012 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #40

    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!

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