Pardew warns Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse against overzealous celebrations

The Senegal international picked up a yellow card for embracing the Magpies support after scoring against Fulham last term, and has been encouraged to show more restraint
Papiss Cisse has revealed that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has warned the striker against celebrating goals by embracing the Magpies fans.

The Senegal international leapt over the St James' Park advertising boards and was mobbed by the Newcastle supporters as he celebrated a vital goal against Fulham last season, but was booked as a result.

And Cisse has promised there will be no such rejoicing this term, after Pardew urged him to tone-down his celebrations to avoid picking up yellow cards.

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"Unfortunately, I'm not allowed to do that again this season, because when I did it last time I got a yellow card, so the manager has had a word with me about it," Cisse said.

"Obviously, I'd love to jump in with the fans again and say hello after I've scored this season to thank them for their support, but it won't be happening."

Cisse, however, said the celebration was one of his more enjoyable moments of the 2012-13 campaign, with the strike that preceded it sending Newcastle five points clear of the drop.

"It was important for me when I did that last season, because the fans worked really hard for us in that match, giving us their support for the 90 minutes," he said.

"I just wanted to go and say thanks to them.

"I suppose it was quite an expensive thank you to give, because I got a yellow card. Fortunately I hadn't got one before that, otherwise I'd have been in real trouble.

"This time I'll have to think of something new to do because I can't leave the pitch and get booked again.

"I'll try to think of something different and come up with a few ideas. It can often be just a heat of the moment thing so we'll see what happens."