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Newcastle footballer reveals testicular cancer fight

Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez has revealed he is having treatment after being diagnosed with testicular cancer in his native Argentina.

The popular midfielder said he has undergone chemotherapy after having surgery following the discovery of a tumour which was first noticed last year.

The 33-year-old appeared on Argentinian TV show Indirecto looking strikingly different without his trademark long hair and beard.

"When I was told I had cancer, I went home in tears," he told the show.

He added: "This is the most difficult match I've every played. You start thinking about important things when you have problems like this one."

Gutierrez pictured playing for Newcastle against Manchester City last year. Credit: Empics

After revealing his battle with cancer last night, the winger used Twitter to thank fans for their messages of support.

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Newcastle United manager Pardew also fined £60,000

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew was also fined £60,000 and warned as to his future conduct. The Football Association said an Independent Regulatory Commission ruled the first three-matches imposed are a stadium ban with the remaining four a touchline ban.

Newcastle United's manager Alan Pardew confronting Hull City's David Meyler (left). Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The ban comes after he was involved in an incident in which he appeared to headbutt a Hull City player in the 72nd minute of a fixture on March 1.

Newcastle's Alan Pardew banned for seven matches

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew will serve a seven-match suspension with immediate effect, subject to any appeal, after he admitted an FA misconduct charge.

Newcastle United's manager Alan Pardew confronts Hull City's David Meyler (left). Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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Shepherd: Headbutt shame will follow Pardew for life

Freddy Shepherd has told ITV News Tyne Tees that the controversy surrounding Alan Pardew's headbutt of Hull's David Meyler will follow him for the rest of his life.

Speaking about the incident, the former Newcastle United owner said: "He has got that for the rest of his life. That will be on his back for the rest of his life."

In the interview, Freddy Shepherd also made it clear that he does not want to see Alan Pardew lose his job.

Football pundits condemn 'head-butt' by Pardew

Former England international and Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker and pundit Richard Keys took to social media to condemn Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, who was fined £100,000 by his club after he appeared to headbutt Hull midfielder David Meyler.

Newcastle fine Alan Pardew £100,000 after 'head-butt'

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has been fined £100,000 and received a formal warning from the club in relation to his behaviour at Hull, the north-east club have announced.

The club said they are "disappointed with the actions of its manager."

In a statement the club said: "His behaviour was unacceptable and is not the behaviour we expect from the manager of Newcastle United."

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