Taking the Papiss; Is this Newcastle star Cisse in a casino? 8 years ago

Taking the Papiss; Is this Newcastle star Cisse in a casino?

We thought the striker had an objection to gambling. Guess not...

There’s been quite a bit of hoo-ha at St James’ Park this off season. From fan favourite Joe Kinnear’s return to the uncertainty over their best players, it hasn’t been a happy time.


Top of the list of manager Alan Pardew’s many headaches was the problem his best striker had with the club’s new sponsor. Wonga, a pay day loan company, did not sit well with Papiss Cisse’s religious beliefs and he refused to wear the shirt.

There was some talk of the player wearing a charity shirt but it has become increasingly likely that the Senegalese international will be on his way.

Now a picture today, posted on many places, including the Daily Mail, claims to show the 30-year-old playing  a few hands of blackjack in a local casino. The Mirror reports that a number of people who were there on the night in question  claim that it was the Newcastle striker who was making a few small punts in Aspers Casino. This would suggest his objection to games of chance is not water tight, to say the least.


What this means for his future at the Magpies is anyone’s guess but we reckon he might be getting a shout from Pards at some stage today. In fact, you can bet on it.