Here’s how the world paid tribute to Cheick Tiote’s shocking death

Posted on June 06 2017 , at 03:33 pm
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  • Tiote slumped and died in training on Monday aged 30.

Tiote slumped and died in training on Monday

Ivorian midfielder, Cheick Tiote died on Monday, June 5 after collapsing during training in China, aged 30.

Tiote was part of the Ivorian squad that won the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

‘It is with deep sadness I confirm that Cheick Tiote sadly passed away earlier today after collapsing in training,’ said his spokesperson, Emanuele Palladino.

‘We cannot say any more at the moment and we request that his family’s privacy be respected at this difficult time. We ask for all your prayers.’

READ: Former Newcastle United player, Cheick Tioté slumps and dies in training

The former Newcastle United defensive midfielder joined the English team in 2010 for £3.5m and made 150 appearances before moving to Chinese club, Beijing Enterprises in February.

Football clubs, fans, and many soccer stars including Gareth Bale, Rio Ferdinand, Alan Shearer, Papiss Cissé, Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany have paid tribute.

 

FIFA, his former club and more have joined in paying tribute

 

Michael Essien, Bale and more expressed their sorrow

 

And fans

 

May his soul rest in peace.

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