“We have and will continue to offer Jonas our full support. We thank our fans for their kind messages of support for Jonas and the thoughts and best wishes of everyone connected to Newcastle United are with him at this time.”
The full media release by the club is here.
I’m not sure if this statement deals with all of the areas of concern supporters have, namely:
lack of financial assistance for Jonas’ medical bills
the implication Jonas was told to find another club by the manager, Alan Pardew when he disclosed his illness.
The club has cancelled its Fans Forum for this coming Monday, so it will not be possible for anyone locally to request clarification of the points above.
This isn’t a very helpful statement and will not convince supporters Jonas has been treated as well as he might.
A more detailed statement would have been more helpful.