Newcastle United midfielder Jonas Gutierrez made his first appearance since being diagnosed with testicular cancer last year as his side went down to Manchester United.
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Though he couldn’t help the Magpies overturn the 1-0 deficit, he was given a rousing reception by both home and away fans and even took the captains armband.
Twitter practically exploded upon the news, and the best tweets are all listed below.
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) March 4, 2015
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) March 4, 2015
Standing ovation for Jonas Gutierrez as he comes on at St James' Park 11 months after being diagnosed with testicular cancer. Lovely moment.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 4, 2015
Jonas Gutierrez is coming on. John Carver smiled as he told him the good news. Standing ovation here. #NUFCvMUFC
— John Brewin (@JohnBrewinESPN) March 4, 2015
Absolutely wonderful to see Jonas Gutierrez back playing football after battling testicular cancer. A standing ovation by the Toon Army.
— FK² (@fkhanage) March 4, 2015