Newcastle striker Nile Ranger in trouble over gun pose photo

Posted by - May 16, 2011 - Newcastle United

Lone Ranger

Newcastle youngster Nile Ranger has been hauled in to explain himself to club officials after a photo of him in a gangsta pose with a gun was made public.

The photo was reportedly taken by Ranger’s girlfriend.

The 20-year-old is show holding a chrome replica handgun.

A spokesman for Newcastle United said: “The club have spoken to Nile and can confirm that the item shown in the photograph is a replica firearm which is not an offence to own.

“Nile regrets posing for the photograph, which was taken by his girlfriend at home.”

Ranger was sent to a young offenders’ institution for 11 weeks when he was aged 15 for his involvement in an armed street robbery in London.