TRAGIC! Ivorian midfielder Cheick Tiote has passed away


Former Newcastle United defensive midfielder, Cheick Tiote, has sadly passed away in China today, according to various reports.

The Ivorian collapsed while training with his Chinese side, Beijing Enterprises, earlier today and was immediately rushed to the hospital, where he reportedly died of heart attack.

Tiote, who was 30, made 139 league appearances for Newcastle, after joining them from Eredivisie side, FC Twente in 2010.


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