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

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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.