Stand-in Newcastle United captain Cheick Tiote has been convicted of possessing a forged driving licence.
The midfielder - who wore the armband against Sunderland, today admitted having a fake Belgian licence.
The 27-year-old Ivory Coast international, who appeared at Newcastle Crown Court, pleaded guilty to the charge that related to December 17 last year.
Wearing a dark blazer and white shirt, the tough-tackling midfielder was aided by a translator throughout the hearing. Sentencing will follow.
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