It seems there’s a grand conspiracy to make me look like a complete arse at the moment.
Just before I finally had my most recent blog, “We’re still in the dark about Cisse and Wongagate” published on metro.co.uk, Cisse came out and spoke for the first time on his war on Wonga, saying:
“It has been a very difficult time for me and the Club, and also for the fans. I have had some useful discussions with my Club, my family and Islamic teachers in the last few weeks. After a huge amount of thought and reflection I have made the decision to follow my teammates and wear the kit.
“Now I think it is important for the team and the fans that we concentrate 100 per cent on football. Although I did not go to Portugal on the training camp, I was back here working hard on my fitness and preparing for the start of the new season. Since then it has been great to be training with my teammates again. I feel great and ready to go, and cannot wait to be out there against St. Mirren on Tuesday and to play my part for the team.”
The hitman then proceeded to wear the shirt and score his first goal of the season so far in Tuesday evening’s 2-0 friendly victory over St Mirren.
This isn’t the first time this has happened to me in recent weeks but thanks Papiss, I’ll remember that next time I feel inclined to stick up for you!
With the crisis now seemingly out of the way though, my thoughts turned to my fellow fans, and I wondered how many of you will actually be paying for the privilege of being a billboard for regional deprivation and financial desperation this coming season? In other words, will you be wearing a Wonga shirt?
Whether you will or you won’t, or even if you’re not in the habit of wearing any replica shirts, it would be great if you could vote in our latest Poll (below).