Former Newcastle United striker sentenced to jail

Ex-NUFC striker Nile Ranger is at it again and has been jailed after admitting to online banking fraud.

The infamous 26-year-old, who currently plays for League one side Southend United, was sentenced to 8 months in prison for conspiracy to defraud by obtaining bank details and transferring money.

Ranger joined Newcastle in the summer of 2008, being snapped up from Southampton’s youth academy after an impressing at U-18 level. He was, at one stage, considered a promising talent, but his career has been full of controversy ever since his arrival on Tyneside.

He’s been pictured on social media holding a replica gun, fined by the FA for homophobic comments, charged for assault and criminal damage and more recently suspended by Southend this season after admitting to taking Class-A drugs, cocaine and MDMA.

The former United man appears to bring trouble wherever he goes and deserves what he’s got coming. When will he learn? I’m not holding my breath.

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Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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