The story of Nile Ranger goes from the stupid to the utterly ridiculous, as it has now emerged that the former Newcastle United striker is living off £30 a day as he is not thought to be responsible enough to look after his money.
It’s quite sad that Nile Ranger has fallen so far in such a short amount of time, but the indications were always there and this latest story tops everything off.
The Mirror is reporting that Ranger, who was released by Newcastle earlier this year and is still looking for a new club, has a living allowance of just £30, despite earning £7,000-a-week when contracted to the Magpies.
Much of Ranger’s money is being paid into his savings account, which he is not allowed to access until he is 25-years-old due to fears that he will just gamble it away.
The 22-year-old left Newcastle back in March and this week had to pay a £5,000 fine after failing to carry out community service.
You would have thought that Ranger would have plenty of times on his hands, but the 120 hours that he was ordered to carry out in April have not been completed, as he only managed a measly 14 hours.
Despite only having £210 of disposable income to spend a week, Ranger has still managed to find enough money to pay for that ridiculous tattoo he has of his name on his head and I’m sure that Range Rover isn’t cheap to fill up at the station.
I wonder what Nile Ranger will be up to next? Good luck to any football club that decides to add him to their books…