Today saw footballers across the UK take to social media to wish Argentinian winger Jonas Gutierrez a speedy recovery after the Argentinian winger revealed he is battling testicular cancer.
Thoughts with Jonas Gutierrez at this sad time. Hope to see him back playing in @premierleague soon.
— Charlie Adam (@Charlie26Adam) September 16, 2014
— Danny Simpson (@dannysimpson) September 17, 2014
Gracias por todos los mensajes de apoyo. Mirando siempre para adelante. Thanks for all the messages. Always looking fordward.
— Jonas Gutierrez (@elgalgojonas) September 16, 2014
Earlier this year Manchester City faced losing top star Yaya Toure after they failed to mark his birthday with a cake. However, Canadian outfit Toronto FC made sure not to make the same mistake this week when their Scottish defender Steven Caldwell was celebrating his birthday.
— Steven Caldwell (@stevocaldwell) September 16, 2014
While back in Scotland the #indyref debate rumbles on, however, footballers have decided to keep their messages as straight forward as possible.
— Gavin Rae (@raeso77) September 16, 2014
Back on the pitch and last night Mario Balotelli scored a crucial Champions League goal for Liverpool before Steven Gerrard netted a late winner to claim three crucial European points.
The Italian celebrated by taking to Instagram to post this picture with his fellow goalscorer.