Yet another landmark in Mike Ashley's charmless reign as Newcastle United chairman.
The club used to be the darling of the romantics. How things have changed.
Newcastle are busily offloading players who have served them over the past couple of seasons. Ryan Taylor and Jonas Gutierrez are two players who've been singled out for the chop.
They were given the news today.
Craig Hope, a football reporter who covers the north-east for the Daily Mail, reveals more about the lovely way Newcastle are currently going about their business.
Ryan Taylor was released from NUFC by telephone before being told to pass his mobile to Jonas Gutierrez so he could be delivered same news.
— Craig Hope (@CraigHope_DM) June 1, 2015