Lineker and more: Twitter reacts to Liverpool’s reception for Gutierrez

Gary Lineker and Jermaine Jenas lead the Twitter response after Anfield gives Jonas Gutierrez touching reception on Monday night

Gary Lineker was quick to pay tribute to Liverpool fans after the Anfield crowd gave Newcastle United midfielder Jonas Gutierrez an incredible reception last night.

The Argentina international was a second-half substitute in Newcastle’s 2-0 defeat as the 31-year-old made just his fifth appearance of the season after successfully beating testicular cancer.

Liverpool and Newcastle fans gave Gutierrez a standing ovation on Merseyside, which prompted famous footballers, past and present, to praise the compassion of the supporters.

First up, Gutierrez (@elgagojonas) thanked both Liverpool and Newcastle fans for their touching reception: “Thanks newcastle fans and liverpool fans for The ovation at Anfield.”

England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) was moved by a special moment in the Premier League season: “Lovely reception for Gutierrez from the Anfield crowd. Classy.”

Queens Park Rangers midfielder and former Newcastle skipper Jermaine Jenas (@jjenas8) echoes Lineker’s tweet: “Classy that from LFC fans”

Brentford star Nico Yennaris (@Nico_Yennaris) is particularly impressed to see Liverpool fans showing affection for a Newcastle player: “Love that from the Liverpool fan #Gutierrez”

Manchester City legend Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) keeps his tweet succinct: “Nice gesture”

Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong (@IAMFRIMPONG26) is pleased that Gutierrez is getting a worthy reception: “A bit of class from Liverpool fans For Jonas nice to see”

Liverpool comedian John Bishop (@JohnBishop100) is taking encouragement from the incident after seeing the bad side of football too often: “The reception Newcastle’s Jonás Gutierrez received when he came on as a sub at Anfield shows football still has a soul”

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