Papiss Cisse has finally come to an agreement with Newcastle United which confirms he will wear the club's Wonga-sponsored shirt this coming season, according to the Guardian.
In doing so Cisse is putting aside his religious beliefs that say he can't lend money claiming interest.
The Sharia law states that Muslims are prevented from profiting from loaned money. When the club initially announced that their main kit sponsor was the credit company Wonga, it not only really infuriated the fans, but also put Cisse in a conflicting position.
However, after a long winded week of trying to resolve the situation, it seems Newcastle and Cisse have come to an agreement that will see the striker wearing the Wonga kit.
Since returning to pre- season, Cisse has been training on his own, but now is expected to join up with his team-mates as they prepare to play Blackpool on the 28 July at Bloomfield Road.
The agreement comes two days after Cisse was spotted in Aspers Casino, sitting at a blackjack table and betting with £10 and £20 stakes. This obviously sparked a lot of attention from football fans who labelled him a hypocrite.
I feel that Newcastle have dealt with this situation very professionally and quickly without falling out with the player. Regardless though, Cisse would have found it difficult to argue his case after being spotted in the casino.
I'm not sure whether we've heard the last of this story but for now it has been dealt with. It seems as if Cisse is going to be happy to play on at Newcastle United and that will be good news to the Magpies' faithful.
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