Newcastle United have found themselves in a religious row over their sponsorship deal done with Wonga.

The Sun says even though 'payday lenders' Wonga, who also back Blackpool and Hearts, will not appear on shirts until next season, sections of fans are already fuming.

And the deal could also affect Toon's devout Muslim stars Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse, Cheick Tiote and Hatem Ben Arfa who may refuse to wear any Newcastle shirt branded with the Wonga logo on religious grounds.

Wonga's controversial payday loan scheme infringes strict Sharia law.