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Cisse left out of Newcastle tour

July 18, 2013
By Kevin Palmer
Papiss Cisse will miss Newcastle's pre-season tour of Portugal, amid reports that the striker has refused to back down in an ongoing battle to avoid wearing a shirt sponsored by loan company Wonga.

Manager Alan Pardew had spoken in recent days of his hope that there would be a resolution to the dispute with Cisse, who has expressed a desire not to display the club sponsors name on religious grounds.

While Cisse's fellow Muslim team-mates Cheick Tiote and Moussa Sissoko have ...

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