Anger at Newcastle Wonga deal

Newcastle United's decision to agree a sponsorship deal with payday loan company Wonga has prompted an angry reaction in the North East.

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Wonga on reinstating St James' Park name: 'We listened'

Newcastle's St James' Park was renamed Sports Direct Arena last year. Credit: PA

Wonga confirmed that it has secured the naming rights for Newcastle United's stadium and will rename it St James' Park.

Last year, the club changed the name of the stadium to the Sports Direct Arena after owner Mike Ashley's company.

But the old name will now return as part of the new sponsorship deal with the loan company.

A Wonga spokesman said:

"We listened over the last three days and we saw what really matters to the fans.

"Football is an emotional sport and it's obviously really important to them. We listened to what they wanted and that is why we have done it."

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