Out of prison but back in trouble – Nile Ranger causes controversy a day after his electronic tag is removed!

After having his electronic tag removed on Friday, former NUFC striker Nile Ranger was able to play in Southend’s 4-2 win at Fleetwood on Saturday and marked his return with a goal – however his celebration that followed has caused controversy.

The 26-year old is rarely far from controversy, having been released from a prison sentence last month after admitting to online banking fraud which saw a woman lose over £2,000.

He returned to the football pitch on Saturday however and took no time to make the headlines once again – for both good and bad reasons.

Ranger scored from the spot to put Southend 3-1 up, but what followed has caused controversy, with the striker pretending to use his boot as a gun during his goal celebration:

Our very own Aleksandar Mitrovic may do gun-shot signs after he scores, but given the infamous Ranger has a history with guns – having sparked outrage when he was pictured with one during his time at Newcastle – it was bound to be deemed controversial.

Ranger has created a reputation for himself and although it looked like he was about to make the headlines for scoring goals, it seems he just couldn’t help resist.

(Fancy writing for us? Send any articles/ideas over to us at NUFCblogsubmissions@gmail.com & we’ll get back to you!)

About Olly Hawkins

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green