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Tiote’s former team-mate recalls horror moment he fell to the ground

Date Posted,June 5, 2017

Cheick Tiote’s former team-mate recalls horrible moment he collapsed to the ground in front of him and later died.

The former Newcastle midfielder suffered a heart attack and was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead an hour after his arrival.

Jin Hui who plays for Beijing Enterprises can still recall the horror moment when the former Ivory Coast international fell to the ground on Monday.

Hui, speaking on social media platform WeChat moments, said: “He just collapsed right in front of me. I still cannot believe this.’

Beijing fans show their respects to Cheick Tiote (Photo: AFP)

The football world have been left shell-shocked by the tragic news and tributes have been pouring in from players and managers across the word.

Beijing Enterprises fans also paid their respects with a ceremony at the club’s stadium on Tuesday and laid a bouquet of flowers on the pitch.

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Head coach Gao Hongbo held a press conference where he stated the team are in a ‘very grieved’ state and that Tiote was a very important player for the team.

Hongbo also revealed that Beijing Enterprises have asked for their next fixture to be postponed, but it has been rejected by their opponents Meizhou Hakka.

Hongbo said: “We hope the (China) FA would offer some help to postpone the match on Saturday.”

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