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Striker Papiss Cisse Spotted Playing Blackjack after Wonga Row

August 29th, 2013 by Site Admin

A photograph of Newcastle United player Papiss Cisse playing blackjack at a casino after getting into a row with his club over the issue of its partnership with Wonga, a loan company, is now available.

Reportedly, Newcastle’s partnership with Wonga, according to the terms of which the loan company is sponsoring shirts for the club, has led to a tiff between Cisse and the club. Refusing to wear the shirt because it goes against his religious beliefs, Cisse had requested another shirt, specially tailored as per his requirements.

The Sharia Law prevents Muslims from benefiting by borrowing money, owing to which Newcastle’s Muslim players are unhappy about the club’s sponsorship deal with Wonga. Last week, Cisse announced his decision not to take part in the club’s pre-season Portugal tour.

Now a photograph of him playing blackjack can have a major impact on his stance. Andrew McNally, a Newcastle fan who took the photograph, said that the striker used £5 chips to place stakes of £10 and £20 at the blackjack table in Aspers Casino. According to McNally, several Newcastle fans had spotted him playing blackjack there, adding that this definitely weakens all his arguments against Newcastle’s partnership with Wonga.

Newcastle United has refused to make any comments.

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