Jonas Gutierrez is suing Newcastle United due to the way he was treated by the football club whilst battling testicular cancer.
In an ‘exclusive’, The Sun report on Wednesday morning that the former NUFC midfielder is taking legal action to claim £2m, in relation to their alleged mistreatment of him.
On numerous occasions Jonas Gutierrez gave interviews, both during and after his cancer treatment, saying that the club in various ways hadn’t done the right thing.
Whether this amounts to be something that can be successfully sued for, is another matter.
Long before Jonas left the club, everybody knew that he was not going to have his contract renewed.
After making so many public statements criticising Mike Ashley, nobody was under any illusions as to the Newcastle owner giving him another deal.
The final embarrassing episode in the club’s treatment of the long serving player (7 years) came when John Carver was forced to pass on the news to the player in the most shabby of circumstances.
John Carver following orders to ring Ryan Taylor to tell him he wasn’t getting another contract, before then asking him to pass the phone to Jonas Gutierrez (the pair of them on a coaching course together at the time) and then telling him he wasn’t wanted either.
A spectacular own goal by Mike Ashley and the club, their most popular player who had gained worldwide respect and admiration for the way that he had handled himself whilst battling the disease, whilst also doing his bit to raise awareness of testicular cancer and inspiring others…yet they treat him like that.
Fine if Ashley didn’t want to employ him any more but there are right and wrong ways of doing thing.
— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) October 13, 2015