It was a sad day for the footballing world as Cheick Tiote passed away after collapsing during a training session on Monday.
The Beijing Enterprises midfielder died on Monday after being rushed to the hospital and the entire footballing fraternity took to social media and expressed their grief after the tragic news broke in.
Tiote was just 30, and the tragic news left the footballing world in mourning as they tried to come to terms with the tragedy.
And clubs and players joined to pay their tribute to the former Newcastle United midfielder, who will be sorely missed.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) June 5, 2017
??? may Allah gives grant you jannah brother Tiote ???
— Demba Ba (@dembabafoot) June 5, 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) June 5, 2017
— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) June 5, 2017
— Héctor Bellerín (@HectorBellerin) June 5, 2017
Really sad and shocked to hear the death of Cheick Tiote … RIP ??❤️
— Anthony Knockaert (@AKnockaert) June 5, 2017
Awful news about Cheick Tiote. Our thoughts are with his family at what must be a very difficult time.
— Right to Dream (@right2dream) June 5, 2017
Rest in peace, Cheick Tioté. An incredible competitor taken far too soon. pic.twitter.com/tMkyzc4OlE
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) June 5, 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) June 5, 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) June 5, 2017