Ranger was an unused substitute and after hearing Newcastle fans’ frustrated reaction to the defeat against Reading he Tweeted: “Certain fans need to not come and support this team ... Coming out to BOOO us .. Stay at home .. Don’t need ur BOO’s...SAY NO MORE!!!!.”
He added: “Last thing from me... To all the fans. U are not forced to buy season tickets.. Or pay our wages.. Please remember that...
“If u are loyal fans.. Be with us.. When we are out there on the field.. Be the 12th man.. Don't come and BOO.. That aint going to help any1
“Team is going through rough patch.. Last thing we need is fans against us #SIMPLEREALLY “We are a TEAM u BOO 1 player... Ur booing all of us !!!”
But Newcastle fans hit back on Twitter and fanzine The Mag wrote: “The parasite who can’t even turn up for training on time despite earning thousands of pounds of our money each week, has denounced fans for showing what they thought about today’s debacle.
“Having Nile Ranger still on Newcastle’s books is something that could well be a calling card for the dismal way Newcastle is currently being run, the sooner the likes of Ranger is kicked out the door the more chance Newcastle United might have of moving forward.”