Newcastle star Papiss Cisse training alone over Wonga sponsorship row

Posted by - July 14, 2013 - Newcastle United

Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse has been forced to train on his own following a row over the club’s shirt sponsorship deal with payday loan company Wonga.

The Senegal international says the company’s business practices are at odds with his Muslim faith and refuses to wear its logo.

He only returned from an extended summer break on Friday, but was told to stay away from training until the matter is resolved.

According to the Mirror, he reported for training on Saturday and was sent to the gym to train alone.

The 28-year-old has offered to wear a charity logo instead, but the club has not yet agreed to that.

Unless either club or player agrees to a compromise, Cisse could leave the club this summer.