Fans of newly promoted English Premier League club Newcastle United have started an online petition to get the club to retire the jersey number 24 worn by former player Chiek Tiote who died on Monday during a training session.
The Ivory Coast midfielder played for the club for seven years. He left in February to join China League One side Beijing Enterprises.
The petition calls on fans to back the move:
In the light of the legends death, The shirt number should be retired in honour of his life. A Newcastle legend taken too soon.