Cheick Tiote: Football world rallies to mourn former Newcastle midfielder

'Speechless and so incredibly sad' - Twitter expresses shock and sadness at Cheick Tiote's death

Cheick Tiote has died at the age of 30

Monday, June 5, 2017

Football fans from around the country have come together in shock and sadness after the sudden death of former Newcastle player Cheick Tiote.

The former Newcastle player collapsed during training at his Chinese club, Beijing Enterprises. He was only 30 years old.

Tiote moved to the club in February and had previously played for Newcastle for six years, earning a reputation as one of the Premier League's most combative and popular players.

Players and celebrities have joined members of the public in expressing their condolences on Twitter.

See the reaction below