The death of Ivorian midfielder Chiek Tiote is having rippling effect across the world after the 30-year old died on Monday having collapsed during training with his Chinese club, Beijing Enterprises.

Nigerian players and other football stars have been expressing shock and sending their condolences over the painful loss.

The social media space has been inundated with messages about Tiote and below are some from African and non-African football players spread across the globe.