Thursday 17 August 2017

Cheick Tiote's son with a moving tribute to his departed father

Rafael Tiote wears a Newcastle United jersey in memory of his late father Cheick who passed on Monday. Credit - @Diamini98/Twitter
Rafael Tiote wears a Newcastle United jersey in memory of his late father Cheick who passed on Monday. Credit - @Diamini98/Twitter
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Cheick Tiote’s son has posed for a moving tribute to his late father, as he wore a Newcastle United shirt with ‘R.I.P. Daddy’ printed on the back.

The football world was stunned as news broke on Monday confirming former Newcastle midfielder Tiote had passed away following a heart attack while training with his Chinese team Beijing Enterprises.

Three-year old Rafael Tioite was presented with the special shirt by Newcastle United, as the club Cheick represented for seven years offered their sympathies to the grieving family.

Tiote’s family are set to fly to China to discover why the Ivory Coast international passed away in such shocking circumstances.

The 30-year-old fainted after a training session on Monday and attempts to revive him proved to be unsuccessful, with little Rafael’s photograph highlighting the tragedy that has affected this family. 

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