The striker is unwilling to wear a Wonga-branded jersey on religious grounds.
And talks between Cisse, a Muslim, and the club have failed to resolve the issue in time for him to board Newcastle’s afternoon flight to Portugal, where United will play two friendlies.
Cisse – who reported back for pre-season training late last week – has offered to wear an unbranded shirt, or one bearing the logo of a charity.
But when it was suggested he should get "the charity" to pay his £40,000 per-week wages, that ain't gonna happen.
I don't believe for one second the Wonga logo is the root of Cisse's problems. He wants to leave ... and I'd slap him on the transfer list.
Do we need this? Seriously - do we need this CRAP?
Mike Ashley took away the name "St James' Park" probably just to wind up the Geordie public, and Wonga PAID for the rights to give us back the SJP heritage and pride.
When religion comes into football like this; and the bastards get away with NOT WEARING THE SHIRT; pull down the shutters and turn off the lights!
They cannot be allowed to get away with it, or we will have players refusing to play on Sundays; Muslims killing goats before a match; priests pissing on the corner flags performing exorcisms; and God knows what else (pun intended).
If Cisse has a problem with the shirt ... let him go!
WE TELL IT AS IT IS - NO BULLSHIT!
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