Jonás Gutiérrez is adamant that he will never forgive the former Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew and the club's directors for failing to show him enough compassion or support during his cancer battle.
Gutiérrez returned to the Newcastle team this month amid much fanfare from the club following his successful treatment for cancer, but he is seething about being told to find a new club by Pardew shortly after an operation to remove a testicle. The Argentina international, 31, was eventually sent on loan to Norwich City.
As well as paying for his own medical bills in South America, Gutiérrez argued that the club were too keen to get rid of him, even though he was told later that the cancer had spread and he would require chemotherapy.
"I won't be able to forgive the way I've been treated, no," said Gutiérrez, who has made three substitute appearances since December. "I don't think it was the right time nor the circumstances and at times like that, you should look after the individual.
"I was operated on in Argentina. They removed the testicle. I returned mid-November  and at the beginning to mid-December the manager said I should find another club, that it was best.
"For the directors it is a business, no? But in a situation like that, you need to save (consider) other things, even more if you had been playing for five years. I never asked for anything. I paid for it (medical treatment) because, for me, the most important thing was my health." Newcastle have declined to comment. (© Daily Telegraph, London)