Papiss Cissé refuses to wear Wonga shirt but gambles in casino | inside World Soccer

Newcastle United striker Papiss Cissé, who will not wear the logo of payday loan company Wonga due to religious reasons, has been pictured gambling in a Tyneside Casino.

Papiss Cissé is seen gambling in a casino despite his refusal to wear Newcastle shirt with Wonga logo
Papiss Cissé is seen gambling in a casino despite his refusal to wear Newcastle shirt with Wonga logo

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The Senegalese is currently refusing to play for Newcastle due to the fact their new sponsors are Wonga, and for religious reasons he will not wear their new kit.

Under some interpretations of Sharia law, Muslims must not benefit from lending money. Interest is not paid on Islamic bank accounts or added to mortgages.

Although teammates Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tioté, and Hatem Ben Arfa are also Muslim, they have had no issue with wearing the new shirt with Wonga logo.

Now a picture has emerged apparently showing Cissé at one of the poker tables in Newcastle's favorite gambling getaway, clearly disregarding a serious aspect of Islamic law.

As well as the lending of money, gambling is prohibited in Islam.

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