Footballer admits fake driving licence charge

Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote Credit: Steve Drew/PA Wire

Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote has been convicted of possessing a forged driving licence.

Appearing at Newcastle Crown Court earlier today, the 27-year-old admitted having a fake Belgian licence after an incident in December.

The Ivory Coast international, who captained Newcastle against Sunderland yesterday, is due to be sentenced this afternoon.