It would be fair to say that Nile Ranger has been frozen out at Newcastle in recent months. The young striker hasn’t got anywhere near the Newcastle first team and even though he wasn’t sold in the summer, you feel his Magpies career will end sooner rather than later. However, Ranger has shown that he’s proud to be a Newcastle player and has nailed his colours to his mast, or more accurately his car.
This week, yet another barely believable story emerged about Nile Ranger. The 20-year-old was stopped on suspicion of drink driving, a charge he’s currently on bail for pending the results of his blood test, when the car he was driving got stolen! More interesting than that though, is the car he was driving, the ultimate fantasy for every Newcastle fan; a black and white car!
As is pretty standard with handsomely paid Premier League footballers, Ranger has a gas-guzzling Range Rover. However, that’s where anything remotely normal about Nile’s motor ends. He’s given it a black and white paint job, with a black stripe down the middle of his white car. The modifications don’t end there either, as he’s changed the lettering on the front from Range to Ranger; a touch of class.
Nile Ranger is an interesting character, something that is slowly being removed at Newcastle. The fact that his off the field activity is getting more attention than what he’s doing on the pitch at the moment says it all really; he’s lost his way. Whether he can turn his career around in the north east remains to be seen, but I can see him having to get a new paint job on his motor pretty soon.