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'Rest in peace' - The football world mourns the passing of Cheick Tiote

Goal.com logo Goal.com 05-06-2017

Dark clouds gathered over the football world on Monday with the tragic news that Cheick Tiote had passed away after collapsing during a training session.

Cheick Tiote dies after training collapse

The Beijing Enterprises midfielder was just 30, leaving a sport in mourning as it tried to digest the tragedy.

And clubs and players joined to pay their respect to the former Newcastle United man, who will be sorely missed.

We are devastated to have learnt of the tragic passing of former Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tioté in China today. #NUFC pic.twitter.com/PCrIEUyugv

— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) 5 de junio de 2017

may Allah gives grant you jannah brother Tiote

— Demba Ba (@dembabafoot) 5 de junio de 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) 5 de junio de 2017

Rest in peace, Cheick Tiote. The thoughts of everyone at @SwansOfficial are with his friends and family. pic.twitter.com/qosC7imXRv

— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) 5 de junio de 2017

RIP Cheick Tiote... #LetsChangeTheGame @Heart4MoreFdn pic.twitter.com/gwVt7su55u

— Héctor Bellerín (@HectorBellerin) 5 de junio de 2017

Really sad and shocked to hear the death of Cheick Tiote ... RIP

— Anthony Knockaert (@AKnockaert) 5 de junio de 2017

Awful news about Cheick Tiote. Our thoughts are with his family at what must be a very difficult time.

— Right to Dream (@right2dream) 5 de junio de 2017

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Rest in peace, Cheick Tioté. An incredible competitor taken far too soon. pic.twitter.com/tMkyzc4OlE

— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) 5 de junio de 2017

We are saddened to hear of the sudden, tragic passing of Cheick Tioté and would like to express our condolences to his friends and family.

— Manchester City (@ManCity) 5 de junio de 2017

I'm shocked and sad to hear about my old teammate Cheick Tiote has past away! my thoughts are with his family and friends! #RIPCheicky

— Peter Lovenkrands (@lovenkrands11) 5 de junio de 2017

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