Gutierrez slams Newcastle United owner after release
Newcastle: Outgoing Newcastle United footballer Jonas Gutierrez has slammed the club owner Mike Ashley on Twitter after he was released by the English Premier League club.
The 31-year-old Gutierrez, had undergone treatment for testicular cancer earlier in the season and then returned in March to play again.
Newcastle ended a seven-year association with the Argentine midfielder on Friday after he had turned up for 187 appearances for the outfit.
"Two things I learn from my illness," Gutierrez wrote on Twitter on Friday.
"How you can support a player (Newcastle fans) and how you leave a player alone (Newcastle owner)," he added.
The Argentine also thanked his fans and supporters on another social platform Facebook.
"Thanks to all football fans and Newcastle fans for supporting me and trust in me. This is a way to demonstrate I always hear you. You are very important to me, football wouldn't be the same without you. All my effort and affection is for you!," Gutierrez wrote.