Yesterday afternoon it had been confirmed by a member of his representatives that former Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote had passed away after collapsing during a training session at current club, Beijing Enterprises.

The news shocked the football world, here are some of the tributes for the former Ivory Coast midfielder:

Tiote made in excess of 150 appearances during his seven years at Newcastle..

One the most iconic moments during Tiote’s time in England was a stunning volley which completed a memorable four-goal comeback for the Magpies against Arsenal, this is only goal on Tyneside

One of football’s most popular players, many of his former team mates, opponents and colleagues expressed their shock and sadness of his passing.

It had been announced shortly after that his wife was expecting their third child within the week

Life can be extremely cruel.

R.I.P Chieck Tiote 21st June 1986 – 5th June 2017