News coming through that Jonas Gutierrez has won his disability discrimination case against Newcastle United.
Jonas claimed £2M in compensation but another hearing is to be scheduled to determine the actual compensation.
Jonas said that we did not play him after he contacted testicular cancer in 2013 in a bid by the club to avoid giving him an automatic extension to his contract.
There were a number of starts he was to reach to automatically trigger a one year contract extension and Jonas and his lawyers had claimed Newcastle did not play him so that the number of starts that would trigger the new deal were never be reached.
Jonas Gutierrez – after scoring against West Ham – yes!
This is (yet) another black mark against our club.
Jonas was signed from Real Mallorca in 2008 and he ended up playing 205 games for Newcastle with 12 goals.
We will never forget the magnificent game the Argentine International had on the final day of last season when he made one and scored on in the 2-0 home win against West Ham.
In our last relegation season it just so happens that former manager Kevin Keegan won a £2M settlement for wrongful dismissal, which is kind of interesting.