It is with great sadness that the blog learned of the passing of former Newcastle United player Cheick Tioté. The Ivorian collapsed while training with new club Beijing Enterprises and died a short time later.
We'll never forget you, Cheick. ⚫️⚪️ pic.twitter.com/c8aO6EyW5w
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) June 5, 2017
Tioté spent seven season in the North-east of England where he was a fan favourite – especially after the screamer and his only goal for the Magpies that he scored in the 4-4 draw with Arsenal in 2011.
Dreadful news that Cheick Tioté has passed away. So young. So tragic.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 5, 2017
Awful news, so sorry to hear about Cheick Tioté, my thoughts are with his family and friends
— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) June 5, 2017
Our sincere condolences to the family, friends & team-mates of Cheick Tiote, who passed away today in China, aged just 30. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/uqOV3oocIg
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) June 5, 2017
Can't believe another footballer has passed away RIP former New castle midfielder Cheick Tiote, prayers for his Family Friends & team mates
— Paul McGrath (@Paulmcgrath5) June 5, 2017
I am speechless and so incredibly sad. Cheick Tioté was one of the nicest and toughest teammates I have ever had. Rest in peace brother.
— Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) June 5, 2017
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