He doesn’t have a phobia of light, he doesn’t seem scared of something it’s just a big old dose of shame dished out courtesy of Sunderland football club.
Jonas Gutierrez is one of the most popular players at Newcastle because he’s consistent and he didn’t jump ship when the club were relegated down to the Championship.
However, it seems a massive feeling of shame following the derby defeat at home to Sunderland has kept him firmly behind locked doors.
Newcastle were whooped 3-0 by their main rivals, who produced some superb goals to secure three vital points in their own quest for Premier League safety.
He hasn’t left the house for good reason, as Newcastle is one of the most passionate football cities in Europe. Had he bumped into some fans he would have been ambushed into some sort of strange no holds barred improvised press conference.
In a way his ability to go outside this week is encouraging for the club’s fans because it shows the deep hurt and feeling he’s going through, after Newcastle fell flat on their faces against Newcastle and prompted those mad dancing skills from Paolo Di Canio.
It’s not a fear thing, I don’t think there is a word for phobia of Newcastle fans, he just seems bitterly disappointed, maybe embarrassed with the way he and the team played, which means the safety of the living room has overridden everything else for the last few days.
It’s also a very clear sign that Newcastle know their weaknesses, they have been working hard on them and another big defeat can be prevented.
Newcastle are 13th with 36 points, which means they are only a result or two away from staying up but that’s not really good enough for a club of Newcastle’s stature.
If Gutierrez doesn’t want to experience any more weeks spent behind closed doors and away from prying public eyes then he’d better get his, and help them team, act together.
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