Tiote refused USA visa….


Bad news for Cheick Tiote – the Newcastle midfielder is training back on Tyneside after being refused a visa to join the rest of the squad in the United States. The Ivory Coast international was not among the party which jetted out to America and head coach Steve McClaren has since confirmed he did not travel because of an administrative issue. McClaren told the Chronicle: “He has had visa complications and trying to get him over the visa issue has been difficult, but it wasn’t successful. He is training back home.” Tiote was given a seven-month jail sentence suspended for 18 months and 180 hours community service in October 2013 after admitting possession of a fake driving licence – though it is not clear whether this had anything to do with the 29-year-old failing to get a visa.

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