Papiss Cisse wants charity-sponsored Newcastle United shirt

Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse sits dejected after a goal is disallowed against Benfica on April 11, 2013
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Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse offers to wear a charity-branded shirt after voicing religious objections to new kit sponsors Wonga.

Papiss Cisse has offered to wear a charity's logo on his Newcastle United shirt after objecting to the team's new kit sponsor.

The striker, who is Muslim, has religious objections to wearing a shirt sponsored by short-term loan company Wonga.

The Mirror reports that the Senegalese forward is exploring the possibility of replacing the firm's logo with the name of a charity.

The newspaper goes on to claim that the Magpies have sought clarity from employment law experts over the situation.

Cisse is due to begin pre-season training with the team today.

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