Reports That Newcastle Will Sell Papiss Cisse This Summer


We reported yesterday that we found it hard to believe that Papiss Cisse would refuse to wear the new Wonga.com insignia on his Newcastle United short next season.

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Papiss Cisse – will refuse to wear Wonga.com insignia on shirt

Muslims do not believe in paying out or receiving interest payments, and that’s the reason put forward for why he would refuse to wear the Wonga insignia, because the company are a pay-day lender.

But he didn’t refuse to wear the short with the Virgin Money insignia and Virgin also participate in receiving interest on loans they give out.

It’s a Sunday and the news in the transfer market has been painfully slow over the last few weeks so we expect some stories that may be hard to believe today.

And Papiss was in goal-scoring form when Senegal drew their World Cup qualifier 1-1 in Angola yesterday, with Cisse scoring the first goal.

The Mail are reporting that Papiss informed the club several weeks ago that he does not want to wear the Wonga.com branding on Newcastle’s shirts next season, because of his religious beliefs.

Newcastle have other Muslims in the squad, including Ben Arfa and Cheick Tiote, and Papiss is the only one who reportedly has come forward and said he is unwilling to wear the shirt.

Frederic Kanoute had a similar situation a few years ago and he was allowed to wear an unbranded shirt when Sevilla were sponsored by the gambling website 888.com.

Newcastle will not follow Bolton Wanderers, who pulled out of the deal with QuickQuid last week because of the fans’ protests to the deal that was only announced in the previous week.

We find it hard to believe this story, and the Mail then goes on to say it could leave the door open for Newcastle to sign Andy Carroll, but we think Newcastle will not pay the £15M Liverpool are requesting for Andy.

And surely Andy couldn’t replace the goals that Papiss Cisse scores, and Andy is out until September with that heel injury.

What do you think?

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13 comments so far

  • NUFC_LEAZES END

    Jun 9, 2013 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #1

    Pathetic.
    Muslims only abide by their law when it suits them the c**ts

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  • toonfan91

    Jun 9, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #2

    bullsh*t story in the press cisse will still be here come september

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  • Geordie-Exile

    Jun 9, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #3

    If there is any substance at all to this story I am sure the club will accommodate him somehow.

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  • pbandj

    Jun 9, 2013 at 1:29 AM

    Comment #4

    Why on earth should we fight to keep Cisse??? the man miss more chances than Diego Forlan did for Manu. a 13 goal a season striker are a dime a dozen and its not like any of those 13 goals are because of great play on cisse’s part.

    Hopefully we can get our 9 million back and get someone to the club that can actually score goals on a consistent basis…

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  • yahya_nufc

    Jun 9, 2013 at 2:08 AM

    Comment #5

    ‘NUFC_LEAZES END // Jun 9, 2013 at 1:04 AM

    Pathetic.
    Muslims only abide by their law when it suits them

    This comment is bang out of line, I suggest you apologise!

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  • Dondatta13

    Jun 9, 2013 at 2:23 AM

    Comment #6

    NUFC_LEAZES END, Why dont you take youre vile racist views and do one? Muppet.

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  • Korzic

    Jun 9, 2013 at 3:12 AM

    Comment #7

    Hate to be that guy but Muslims are not a race and therefore he isn’t being racist despite his views being off colour. However, encouraging someone to kill themselves because of their views isn’t any better.

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  • yahya_nufc

    Jun 9, 2013 at 3:19 AM

    Comment #8

    There are many muslims in the squad:

    Haidara
    Ben Arfa
    Sissoko
    Cisse
    Yanga-Mbiwa
    Tiote

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  • mully_09

    Jun 9, 2013 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #9

    @ korzic; be quiet you tool his views are quite clearly ridiculous and unworthy of support from muppets like you. Also he didn’t suggest he killed himself in anyway shape or form, he said do one of this blog.

    @ Leazes end; Post rubbish like that on the EDL website not here, no one looks at a footballing blog to see sweeping generalizations by idiots.

    Don’t sell Cisse either, great goalscorer and with the right service will tear the premierleague up again

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  • ArtyH

    Jun 9, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #10

    If we get Carroll in the summer Cisse will be in the top three EPL scores next season. He is a star player who did not get the service last year AND had about 7 good goals wrongly taken from him. A.C + P.C = goals if given the chance.

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  • PUMMELLER

    Jun 9, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #11

    NUFC Leazes
    F@ck off with that crap on here!
    Stupid little 14 year old racist

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  • Owldman

    Jun 9, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #12

    ArtyH, no way we will get Carroll dont know where you’ve been for the last couple of weeks but he has asked for £100 thousand a week from West Ham no way we will that .

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  • toonluvva

    Jun 9, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #13

    With this story it raises the question of who will be the first “purple” player out of the door.

    Will it be Cisse, Krul, Hatem, Tiote or Cabaye?

    Replacements will probably consist of a couple of CB’s and a defensive mid fielder.

    I fear for our season unless we buck up our ideas.

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