World Bulletin / News Desk
Papiss Cisse Newcastle United’s striker has refused to wear the club’s new shirt, as it is sponsored by a money-lending company. The principle of benefiting from money lending is against Cisse’s Muslim’s beliefs, and hence he feels unable to promote the company by wearing the shirt. Unsurprisingly, the decision has not been met with universal acclaim by the club’s hierarchy, and compromise suggestions by the player to either wear an unbranded shirt, or one carrying the name of a charity have failed to mitigate the problem.
Cisse has now left the club’s training camp in Portugal and there must be question marks about his future at the club if the matter cannot be resolved. It’s reported that Newcastle’s other Muslim players Cheik Tiote and Moussa Sissoko are prepared to wear the shirt, but speculation is that Cisse will not be persuaded into changing his stance.Last Mod: 18 Temmuz 2013, 17:17