Ranger, an unused substitute in Saturdayâ€™s 2-1 home defeat by Reading, used his Twitter account to tell fans who are not prepared to back the club to stay away.
â€śIf you are loyal fans. Be with us,â€ť he wrote. â€śBe the 12th man. Donâ€™t come and boo. That ainâ€™t going to help any1. We are a team u boo 1 player... Ur booing all of us!!!â€ť
His remarks prompted an angry response from Thomas Askew of fanzine, The Mag, who told the Daily Express: â€śThe parasite cannot even turn up for training on time despite earning thousands of pounds of our money each week. He denounced fans for showing what they thought of the debacle at St Jamesâ€™ Park.â€ť