Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse has been warned he cannot pick and choose elements of Islam after being photographed in a casino.
The 28-year-old Senegal international is currently at the center of a wrangle with his club over his refusal to wear the logo of payday loan company Wonga on his shirt. Muslims are forbidden to benefit from interest payments - or Riba - under Islamic Law, and Cisse is uncomfortable about being asked to endorse Wonga.
However, a picture has emerged of Cisse at the city's Aspers Casino, and despite agent Madou Diene's insistence that he is not a gambler - something else which is prohibited by his religion - Newcastle City Councillor Dipu Ahad has insisted the striker cannot have it both ways. Mr. Ahad told Press Association Sport: "There are no grey areas in Islam when it comes to interest-based loans and there are no grey areas with regards to gambling.
"For example, alcohol is forbidden, adultery is forbidden, gambling is forbidden and earning interest ...