In not entirely unsurprising news, perennial hapless underachiever Nile Ranger has gone and got himself charged with fraud.
According to BBC Essex, Ranger has been charged for his alleged involvement in a phone scam “a vulnerable person’s bank details being taken so their savings could be accessed” that sdates back to last year.
Police have since confirmed that the 25-year-old former Newcastle striker has been charged with “conspiracy to defraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering.”
This all comes precisely 13 days after Ranger was handed a new three-and-a-half year contract by Southend United – a move perhaps most politely described as ‘risky’.
Ranger first joined Southend on trial in the summer having not played a senior competitive game since 2014. He was then handed a one-year deal in August which was subsequent fleshed out on 1st December after scoring two goals in his first nine appearances for the Shrimpers.
Just when it looked like he might be finally knuckling down…