CONTROVERSIAL striker Nile Ranger will be carpeted by Newcastle United for posts on Twitter that told supporters who boo the club to “stay away”.
The striker posted a series of messages that enraged supporters who have been unimpressed with his conduct over the past couple of seasons, telling them they are “not forced” to buy season tickets or pay the players’ wages.
United have taken a dim view of the Tweets and are investigating whether he has breached the club’s policy on social media. Punishment will be kept in-house, sources said, but Ranger’s stock is so low at St James’ Park it came as little surprise that he had done something so ill-advised.
Sammy Ameobi, who Tweeted Ranger to say that from his experience “it isn’t worth the argument (sic)”, will also be spoken to.
Ranger’s Tweets were a criticism of those who had booed the team. He wrote: “Certain fans need to not come and support the team... coming out to boo us... stay at home... don’t need your boos... say no more!
“To all the fans. You are not forced to buy season tickets. Or pay our wages. Please remember that....
“If you are loyal fans... be with us... when we are out there on the field. Be the 12th man... Don’t come and boo. That ain’t going to help anyone.”