Tiote worried about Newcastle Wonga sponsorship

Cheick Tiote is set for talks with Newcastle United over their sponsorship with Wonga.

Cheick Tiote is set for talks with Newcastle United over their sponsorship with Wonga.

The Daily Mail says Tiote is set to meet the club this week to ask them not to use promotional shots of him wearing their new branded kit.

Striker Papiss Cisse has already expressed his disquiet about the Wonga partnership but he and fellow muslims players Tiote, Massaido Haidara, Hatem Ben Arfa and Moussa Sissoko did pose in the new strip emblazoned with the wonga.com logo in a photo session for the first-team squad in April to promote the company.

Cisse and Tiote were not aware at the time of the nature of Wonga’s business and feel aggrieved the club did not inform them. Muslims are prevented from benefiting from the lending of money under Sharia Law.

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