Newcastle fans were left astonished after Magpies striker Nile Ranger handed them a Twitter scolding after they booed the team off St James’ Park on Saturday, Sky Sports report.

Frustrations boiled over on Tyneside at the weekend as the Toon Army turned against Alan Pardew following the 2-1 defeat against fellow Premier League strugglers Reading.

Ranger, who was left on the bench by Pardew, leapt to the defence of his manager in the aftermath advising supporters to stay away if they are intent on booing.

“Certain fans need to not come and support this team… Coming out to BOOO us.. Stay at home.. Don’t need ur BOO’s…. SAY NO MORE !!!!

“To all the fans. U are not forced to buy season tickets.. Or pay our wages.. Please remember that.

“If u are loyal fans.. Be with us.. When we are out there on the field.. Be the 12th man.. Don’t come and BOO.. That aint going to help any1.

“Team is going through rough patch.. Last thing we need is fans against us.

“We are a TEAM u BOO 1 player… Ur booing all of us !!!”

The 21-year-old misfit’s assertions sparked outrage on the social networking site, which could lead to Newcastle disciplining a player who has been on the wrong side of the law on more than one occasion in his short career.