Newcastle United hero Jonas Gutierrez confirms he was not injured for Spurs tie on Twitter

The Argentine was absent from the squad for the tie, causing mystery.

There is some confusion this afternoon regarding the absence of Newcastle United midfielder Jonas Gutierrez from the squad for the game with Tottenham today.

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.

It comes in a week where he also sent out these Tweets, which remain unexplained.

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.

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