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17/07/2013 14:54 BST | Updated 17/07/2013 15:02 BST

Papiss Cissé Newcastle United Future In Doubt Over Wonga Sponsorship

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NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND - APRIL 11 : Papis Cisse of Newcastle United after seeing his effort ruled out for offside during the UEFA Europa League Quater Final second leg between Newcastle United FC and SL Benfica at St James' Park on April 11, 2013 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Ian Horrocks/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

Papiss Cisse has withdrawn from Newcastle United's pre-season tour over the club's controversial Wonga sponsorship.

Under some interpretations of Sharia Law, Muslims are prevented from benefitting from borrowing money, and Newcastle's partnership with the "legal loan sharks" has infuriated supporters.

Senegalese striker Cissé's future at St James's Park could be in jeopardy now he has not travelled with teammates to Portugal.

Cissé is believed to have requested not to wear the Wonga logo on a specially tailored shirt.

Newcastle have also spoken to the Professional Footballers' Association about the matter this week.

South African cricketers Hashim Amla and Imran Tahir do not wear a Castle beer logo on their Proteas shirts due to their Muslim faith.