There was a bit of a funny end to Alan Pardew’s press conference this afternoon at Benton.
Papiss Cisse – gets haircut in Gateshead – mobbed by fans
He probably hit the bulls-eye with that arrow shot too!
Alan was told right at the end of his press conference that Papiss Cisse had gone for a £6 haircut in Gateshead, and ended up being mobbed by Newcastle fans.
Papiss told the barber that he didn’t need to close the blinds down, or close the door to keep it private, and that he didn’t mind fans looking into the barber shop.
Well, would you believe at the end of his haircut there were 50 Newcastle fans that mobbed the Newcastle number 9, when he had finished getting his hair cut short.
Alan Pardew was asked if he was surprised with that response to Cisse, and Alan said:
“No, that sounds like the Northeast – Ive never had that myself, I maybe get one or two fans when I get my hair cut.”
“But Papiss has grown into a bit of a cult figure here, with what he’s done and the way he’s conducted himself – he’s a lovely guy.”
“The Northeast is a friendly place and they’ve welcomed him with open arms.”
Such is the passion of Newcastle supporters on Tyneside, that the players are treated like Gods off the field of play - and it’s nothing really new.
That bit about Papiss’ haircut ended Alan’s press conference – so we can all look forward to seeing Cisse with shorter hair on Saturday.
And hopefully he can add to the 10 goals he already has for the Magpies, in that famous Newcastle number 9 shirt he wears.
Here’s the video of his haircut:
And this is the Sky Tyne and Wear video with commentary, where the barber actually talks about Cisse at the end of the piece.
The barber comes across very well, and we have to wonder how many youngsters will be queuing up for a haircut at his barber shop today?
Howay The Lads!!