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Is Papiss Cisse a hypocrite after casino visit?

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Papiss Cisse was seen visiting a Casino in November which clearly clashes with his Muslim beliefs, according to BBC News. 

The Senegalese striker dropped out of Newcastle’s pre-season tour after refusing to wear the club’s shirt sponsorship logo Wonga.

Due to his religious beliefs, Cisse arguably refused to wear the money-lending company’s logo, stating that he was not prepared to promote Wonga. 

Cisse did offer to wear an unbranded shirt or one branding a charity’s logo of his choice.

His agent has reiterated and stated Cisse is not and was not a gambler.

A spokesperson for Aspers Casino has commented and described Cisse as "an occasional visitor" who was "very well behaved and very welcome", but they would not confirm whether or not Cisse placed any bets.

A Newcastle city councillor who previously defended Cisse’s stance against wearing Wonga’s logo feels ashamed and disappointed.

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