Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse pulls out of pre-season tour over Wonga sponsorship row
Papiss Cisse has not travelled on Newcastle’s pre-season tour to Portugal due to his ongoing row over Wonga’s shirt sponsorship deal.
The Senegal striker refuses to wear the payday loan company’s logo, saying it is against his Muslim beliefs.
The 28-year-old has been training alone since returning to pre-season last week. And it has now been confirmed that he will not travel to Portugal.
Cisse has offered to wear a charity’s logo or an unbranded shirt instead, but the club has not yet agreed to that.
Sources have described the relationship between the player and the club as “strained”.
Image: Twitter/Papiss Cisse