Striker pulls out of pre-season tour 'over Wonga shirt'

Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse has pulled out of the club's pre-season tour after refusing to wear the Wonga-sponsored shirt, according to the BBC.

Cisse, a practicing muslim, had reportedly offered to wear a charity logo on his shirt because he did not want to benefit from a payday lender.