As you are all probably aware of by now, our very own Nile Ranger has been acting the nitwit again.
This bad-assed mo-fo was pictured holding a gun in a story that was printed rather visibly in The Sun this morning. The club say that Ranger has confirmed that the firearm in question was a replica and was not a live gun. Utterly and hopelessly irrelevant in my opinion, even though it is apparently not illegal to own a replica gun.
This latest escapade further exacerbates Ranger’s “gangstaaaaa” reputation init blood and was no doubt a riot between him and his crew who took the photo while he was in his crib, most probably chilling before a night on da Gin’n Juice. Brap. Safe!
However there is a real serious issue at hand here. As I said earlier, I don’t really care if the gun was real or not. It was a stupid thing to do as he should know that he has a responsibility to act with a bit of maturity. Posing like a tosspot with a pistol that looks real is not acting maturely in my book.
People will say that Ranger is young, naive and mistakes will happen. True, but there are mistakes and there are huge mistakes. This is the latter. I don’t hear of Shane Ferguson ripping into work and busting caps in asses. In fact I very rarely hear about any of the other NUFC kids misbehaving. It’s just Ranger.
He is 20-years-old now, which is old enough to know better in my book. He is living a very privileged lifestyle that all of us would no doubt die to have but will probably never see in our lifetime, yet Ranger continues to act the bellend.
He cocked up big style with this one and I hope he is reprimanded by the club accordingly The striker claims to regret having the photo taken, but it’s easy, almost too easy, to avoid – don’t put yourself in that position in the first place!
No doubt some do-gooder will pop up and say that we don’t know whether or not the gun is real or not. Let me ask you this; if somebody pointed one of them in your face would you still be so blase about it? I know I wouldn’t! I’d probably need the toilet.
Guns rip peoples lives apart, and Ranger posing with one sends out the wrong message entirely. In an era in which gun crime is being targeted and has become less “fashionable” (if it ever really was in the first place), Ranger has only served to glamourise and publicise firearms.
The ironic thing is that it’s shooting practice he so desperately needs. Unfortunately not this kind of shooting practice though.
Hang your head in shame Nile!
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