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Newcastle Fans Start Petition For Club to Retire Cheick Tiote’s Old Squad Number

Newcastle Fans Start Petition For Club to Retire Cheick Tiote’s Old Squad Number

Newcastle United fans have started petitioning the club to retire the former squad number of Cheick Tiote, following the midfielder’s tragic death yesterday.

As we told you yesterday, Tiote suddenly died after collapsing whilst training with his current club Beijing Enterprises on Monday, leaving football fans in the UK in a state of shock.

Personalities who knew and worked with Tiote paid their respects on social media, but now supporters want a more concrete tribute to the Ivory Coast international.

Magpies fans have started a petition on Change.org asking the club’s hierarchy to consider retiring the number 24 jersey, which Tiote wore during his six-and-a-half years at St. James’s Park, and has remained vacant ever since he left the club in February.

Nothing will ever stop Tiote’s shocking passing being anything other than a terrible blow but perhaps retiring his old shirt will show how well liked he was.

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