Newcastle fans emotional as Joelinton returns to St. James’ Park on Sunday for adorable reason

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Newcastle fans were left sharing their love for Joelinton and a club that would allow players to hold such events on the pitch.

Newcastle United fans were left all in the feels on Sunday morning as Brazilian star Joelinton returned to St. James' Park alongside his family for an adorable gender reveal.

The star was in action during the 1-1 draw with West Ham on Saturday evening and made a trip back to the cathedral on the hill the following day.

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The stadium rolled out a goal, a huge sign reading 'oh baby' and a mountain of balloons onto the pitch for Joelinton, partner Thays Gondim and their two kids, as well as a handful of family and friends.

The event was live-streamed by Gondim on Instagram for the family's friends and family worldwide, as well as Newcastle supporters, to watch. The family posed for photos and chatted in Portuguese to followers as they worked up to the big reveal.

Joelinton held a football in his hand and kicked it into the Tyneside sky to signal the reveal, which saw blue fumes and pyrotechnics blasted behind the sign.

Fans flocked to social media after the live stream to share their love for the couple, and a club that allows such things to happen at St. James' Park.

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One supporter said: "So nice that the club are on board for these type of things. Feels like a family."

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Another wrote: "Joelinton having a baby gender reveal party on the pitch has officially confirmed his status as my favourite player of all time."

Meanwhile, one fan tagged a Newcastle United groundsman on the social media app and jokes that he "hoped you're all on overtime today" and another quipped that "Linton and Bruno’s kids keeping our midfield happy for the next 30 years".

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Joelinton's family and Brazilian 24-year-old partner Gondim are believed to have been together since 2015, when they started dating as teenagers. The couple has a six-year-old son and a three-year-old daughter.

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