Controversial player released from prison a month ago and has already played first game of new season for Southend
The 26-year-old will not feature in the latest instalment of the popular franchise when it hits shops at the end of the month.
Nile Ranger has reacted badly to the news he’s been axed from FIFA 18
Ranger was only released from prison a month ago after serving just ten weeks of an eight-month sentence.
And the creators of FIFA appear to have deemed him ‘persona non grata’ despite the striker playing his first game of the new League One season a few weeks ago.
But Ranger didn’t take the news too well as he posted an angry message on Twitter in which he seemed to bizarrely compare himself to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
He said: “So two months in custody stops you from being on Fifa. Wonder If I was Cristiano or Messi, would this happen? Hmm?”
But that didn’t stop people from quickly reminding Ranger that he’s quite far away from ever reaching a fraction of their potential.
@andyc1892 wrote: “You have to have been a footballer to be in FIFA.”
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@smith0504 noted: “You were a Premier League footballer and you p****d it away thinking you’re a gangster. And all you’re worried about is being on FIFA.”
@CE2310Craig said: “EA don’t have the technology to put ankle tags on the players.”
While @xSAFCx added: “Probably to avoid the costs to remove you from the game when you get yourself banged up again.”