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Newcastle United’s Papiss Cisse Resolves Shirt Sponsor Dispute

papiss cisse1 Newcastle Uniteds Papiss Cisse Resolves Shirt Sponsor Dispute

Papiss Cisse will wear Newcastle United’s shirt branded with the club’s pay-day loan sponsor after resolving a dispute because of religious concerns.

The Professional Footballers’ Association were called in to help with discussions between the player and the club, with the PFA saying they worked with all parties to reach a “satisfactory settlement.”

The news that Cisse will continue playing for Newcastle United is excellent news for the footballer, club and its fans. Cisse has not played for the team during the pre-season, and has been training in Newcastle while the club was in Portugal on tour.

Here are a couple of reasons why it’s fantastic news that Cisse has resolved the dispute:

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8 Responses to Newcastle United’s Papiss Cisse Resolves Shirt Sponsor Dispute

  1. Ryan M says:

    Oh that goal. Such a beauty.

  2. Bucky says:

    What a joke. Suddenly turns around his ethics when a a picture of him gambling surfaces. Dont take stands for your religion if you dont really practice.

    • Patrick says:

      Who are you to judge his level of religious devotion?

      Fact is this was questioned and speculated before NUFC even brought on Wonga and NUFC went ahead with it anyway

  3. Smokey Bacon says:

    They compromised by letting him wear the shirt inside out.

  4. Bourga says:

    I love the perspective of the second video. There is no reaction from the chelsea fans. Meanwhile, the small section of away support is going crazy!

  5. ESPEE99 says:

    The fact that Cisse was once wrong doesn’t mean he has to continue being wrong forever. If he had gambled sometime ago, he doesn’t want to be wrong again by promoting ‘something unlawful’ by his religion……

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