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VIDEO: Cancer battler Jonas Gutierrez gets rousing reception upon return to pitch

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Newcastle United’s Jonas Gutierrez gestures to the fans as he warms up during their English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St James’ Park, Newcastle, England, Wednesday, March, 4, 2015. Jonas Gutierrez returned to the Newcastle team last week after being given the all-clear from testicular cancer in November 2014. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)


Some moments transcend sport, and the salute of the St. James Park faithful to Jonas Gutierrez was just that.

[ MATCH RECAP: Newcastle United 0-1 Manchester United ]

Mere months removed from surgery to fight testicular cancer, Jonas returned to the Premier League pitch as a Magpies substitute on Wednesday against Manchester United, and the supporters recognized the midfielder’s triumph with a rousing reception.

Jonas was given the all-clear from cancer in November.

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