Former Newcastle star Cheick Tioté is dead.


Tioté collapsed during training with Beijing Enterprises and subsequently died aged 30.

The club is yet to make a statement on the incident.

Tiote’s former team-mate at Newcastle, Demba Ba, tweeted: “may Allah gives grant you jannah brother Tiote.” He included six crying emojis in his post.

Tiote played for the Ivorian national team


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