Jonas Gutierrez Former Newcastle United defender sues club for £2M

Jonas Gutierrez is suing Newcastle United for the way they treated him after he return from a battle with cancer

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  play Jonas Gutierrez has sued Newcastle over the way they treated him (Getty Images)
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Former Newcastle United defender, Jonas Gutierrez has sued the English Premier League club for £2m over the way they treated him after his battle with testicular cancer.

The defender returned to football after a year-out battling cancer and played a very important role in ensuring Premier League safety for Newcastle.

The 31-year-old had a man of the match performance on the last day of last season in the EP win against West Ham, assisting a goal and scoring another to ensure Newcastle avoid relegation.

Read: Jonas Gutierrez released by Newcastle United

Argentina and Newcastle winger Jason Gutierrez recovering from Testicular Cancer play Jonas Gutierrez was released by Newcastle after a battle with cancer

 

Less than a week later however, Gutierrez was released by the club.

The defender took to his Twitter account to hit out at the club writing: "two things I learn from my illness how you can support a player (newcastle fans) and how you leave a player alone (newcastle owner)."

Read: Jonas Gutierrez saves Newcastle United from relegation

Now the Argentine according to Daily Mail has made a claim under the 2010 Equality Act, which relates to discrimination against employees because of mental or physical disability.

  play Jonas Gutierrez now plays for Deportivo La Coruna (Twiter/Deportivo La Coruna)

 

Gutierrez now plays for La Liga side Deportivo La Coruna, making his debut in the 1-1 draw at Granada last week.

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