The Argentine was absent from the squad for the tie, causing mystery.
He was out of the squad as he reportedly had a 'knock' but he has told a fan on Twitter that was not the case. He also wanted to make it clear he will be supporting the team regardless of his absence.
Time to support The team. Hora de apoyar al equipo.— jonas gutierrez (@elgalgojonas) April 19, 2015
It comes in a week where he also sent out these Tweets, which remain unexplained.
To be honest newcastle deserved more. Para ser honesto newcastle se merece mas.— jonas gutierrez (@elgalgojonas) April 16, 2015
Tired about some things i Am a geordie and newcastle deserved more. Cansado de algunas cosas, soy un geordie. Y newcastle se merece mas.— jonas gutierrez (@elgalgojonas) April 17, 2015
Today was already a controversial one for Newcastle fans. Many of the decided to boycott this fixture in protest at the running of the club by owner Mike Ashley.
So to see Gutierrez clearly in some form of trouble at the team will not please them.
The Argentine is a hero to Newcastle fans. Not only has he been playing well recently, but he is a tireless worker and not one to shirk his responsibilities in a game.
Of course he is also admired for his recent battle with cancer and subsequent return to the game.
Newcastle fans will want to know why their hero did not feature this afternoon.