The news is that Newcastle United ostracized winger Jonas Gutierrez has revealed in Argentina that he has testicular cancer.
Jonas Gutierrez – has testicular cancer
The 31 year-old has given an interview to TyC Sports in Argentina, where he been since the end of last season:
“I came here and I assumed the costs despite having a contract with Newcastle. Money is not important.What is important is the health.”
“I had to start chemotherapy . “I had the operation in Argentina, I removed the left testicle. I returned to England and Newcastle told me to leave.”
“I detected a tumor in a testicle . When I confirmed the cancer, I went home crying.”
That doesn’t sound good – and we are assuming that Newcastle United will do the right thing and pick up the costs of Jonas’ treatment in Argentina, and do anything else that can help their employee.
Jonas is in his last year of his contract at Newcastle and even though – like Hatem Ben Arfa before him – he has been ostracized by manager Alan Pardew – he is still an employee of Newcastle United.
We hope to see a statement on what Newcastle are going to do to help Jonas in his time of need – and it would be good to see that tomorrow on the Newcastle web-site.
This should have been announced by the club, but maybe they have been blindsided by Jonas’ announcement – but it doesn’t look like it.
Some quick action is now needed on Jonas’ behalf from Newcastle United.
Jonas has played 194 times for the club with 11 goals since joining us back in the summer of 2008.
Here is Jonas’ Twitter account if you want to send him your best wishes – he needs as much support as possible.
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