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Club Tweets Happy Birthday To Jonas Gutierrez – Some Fans Not Happy

Newcastle United have tweeted a happy birthday message this morning to former midfielder Jonas Gutierrez on his 36th birthday.

Many fans, however, were not happy with this tweet as they felt it was somewhat disrespectful and hypocritical given the club’s treatment of Jonas when he was undergoing treatment for cancer.

Here are a few of the responses by some fans:

We certainly understand the sentiments being expressed here as the treatment of Jonas by Mike Ashley was unconscionable. However, we feel it would have been far worse for the club to ignore his birthday as it is customary for the club to tweet out messages on the birthdays of former players.

Over the past month, messages were sent in recognition of four former player’s birthdays.

The club even used the phrase Jonas used earlier in the week when he commemorated his anniversary of joining the club – “Once a geordie always a geordie”.

We think it would have been reprehensible not to send out well wishes to Jonas Gutierrez on his birthday and would show a further predilection towards vengeance on the part of Mike Ashley.

This is one thing the club got right in our opinion.

12 comments so far

  • lochinvar

    Jul 5, 2019 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #1

    John McCririck R.I.P.

  • Mindshaft

    Jul 5, 2019 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #2

    Treated badly by the club during his cancer treatment but I doubt Ashley or Charnley have any input on sending out birthday messages to former players – Happy Birthday to Jonas form all toon fans

  • toon22

    Jul 5, 2019 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #3

    Proper shameless

    Chucked him out cause he had cancer

  • lochinvar

    Jul 5, 2019 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #4

    Who the hell puts out the clubs Twatter posts – probably some kid who doesn’t remember all that’s gone before but still no excuse. Learn your history. Understand your loyalty.

  • c-dog

    Jul 5, 2019 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #5


    A legend in the sport

  • lochinvar

    Jul 5, 2019 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #6

    then post with a bit more love …

  • toon22

    Jul 5, 2019 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #7

    Might as well have added that face palm emoji to it

  • c-dog

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #8


    The endearment is in the use of the word legend

  • firebug666

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #9

    So where are we at with all this and who is lying?

    BZG says they have signed a Head of Terms with AshLIE.

    AshLie claims they have not received an offer.

    BZG says they are waiting for a Premier league fit and proper test.

    AshLie claims they have not received an offer.

    BZG says an offer has been made contrary to what is reported in the press.

    AshLie claims they have not received an offer.

    AshLIE then claims that Rafa has left because BZG didn’t want him.

    AshLie claims they have not received an offer.

    Seem the Liar knows no bounds.

  • Pitmatic

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #10


    I also love the club. But the club doesn’t exist anymore in any meaningful sense. It’s like when a favourite old boozer comes under new management and they rip the soul from the place and get a whole new crowd in. You just stop going.

    Personally I don’t get this idea of supporting the club whatever. My support doesn’t trump a sense of natural justice. So I’ve wanted it to fail plenty times. I was happy to see us go down first time under Ashley because it was deserved. I wanted us to go down again when Jonas kept us up, because it was deserved again.

    The biggest wrench for me will be losing a connection to a lot of old mates who I’d never see if it wasn’t for meeting up to watch the watch. No doubt that’s what keeps most people involved one way or another. But it really feels finished for me now.

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #11

    Perez was my favorite player. Before him, Jonas Guttierez. And before him, Andy Carroll.

    I hate Ashley’s guts. Just f@k off, for God’s sakes.

    We just can’t stomach you any longer. Please just f@k off.

  • neverbeento wembly

    Jul 7, 2019 at 2:52 AM

    Comment #12

    Fatty said BZG didn’t want Rafa. Rafa says he told them in May he was off Fatty announces at end of June Rafa is leaving Lies lies & more lies


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