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FA Fine Newcastle United’s Ranger £6,000

12 years ago

Nile Ranger has been handed his latest slap on the wrist for homophobic twitter comments.

His FA fine of £6,000 was £4,800 more than a Walsall player charged at the same time but £1,000 less than Ravel Morrison’s recent case. Not quite sure whether the relative level of fines are to do with how serious their actions were, or how much each is paid.

Either way, in Ranger (and Morrison’s) case you get this horrible mental image of somebody with no respect to others who acts like this sitting in the house texting/messaging/tweeting his mates and then goes out on the streets getting into trouble.

Exactly where is his responsibility to both the football club and the supporters, never mind to society as a whole?

This is the report from the Mail Online

Newcastle’s Ranger and Walsall’s Smith fined by FA for homophobic Twitter comments
Newcastle forward Nile Ranger and Walsall’s Manny Smith have been fined £6,000 and £1,200 respectively and warned as to their future conduct after admitting making homophobic comments on Twitter.
The pair were charged by the Football Association on Monday along with Manchester United striker Federico Macheda. All three were accused of acting in a way which was ‘improper and/or brought the game into disrepute’, including ‘a reference to a person’s or persons’ sexual orientation’.
An FA statement read: ‘Newcastle United’s Nile Ranger and Walsall’s Manny Smith have been fined £6,000 and £1,200 respectively and both warned as to their future conduct after each admitting 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.’
No details of the case involving Macheda, currently on loan at QPR, were confirmed.
West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison was last week fined £7,000 by the FA in response to a homophobic remark made on Twitter.
Morrison, who completed an undisclosed switch to Upton Park from Manchester United at the end of January, is reported to have made the comment in response to another Twitter user.
The 19-year-old was also warned as to his future conduct by the FA.


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