That’s it. It’s all over.
We lost, and chances are you’re feeling pretty sorry for yourself right about now. Piecing together your shattered hopes and dreams can be difficult when you’re an emotional wreck, but our ingenious ways to cope with defeat could help ease the pain. If only a little bit.
1. Support both teams
Cover all bases and there’ll be celebration whatever the outcome. Just make sure your mates aren’t looking when you do the switcheroo and they’ll be none the wiser! Come on you re… erm… blues!
2. Watch internet montages and remember the glory days
Today might be a sad day in football history, but there’s always the glory days to look back on. Thanks to the wonders of the internet you can relive them over and over, until you forget today ever even happened.
3. Put your head in the freezer
Chill out and stick your head in the freezer. Just don’t stay in there for an ice age or you could catch a cold!
4. And comfort eat ice cream
Everyone knows the cure to post knock-out sadness is copious amounts of ice cream. Or was that tonsillitis? Meh, it’s one of the two.
5. Ring your parents
Nothing calms the nerves like the soothing wisdom of mummy dearest. Give your parents a call and have them make you feel better with generic phrases such as “It’s not the end of the world”, “Unfortunately, that’s life” and “There are plenty more fish in the sea”.
6. Or stroke a small animal
If you don’t happen to own a small animal, a teddy bear will do. But if you happen to own a teddy bear you are likely to be a small child and probably more bothered about cartoons than football.
7. Take up a new hobby
Just because we suggested you take up a hobby doesn’t mean you’ll be any good at it, mind.
8. Start a diary
The silent therapist, a personal diary could be just what you need to get those thoughts off your chest. You might want to keep it hidden away though, if anyone gets their hands on it you can guarantee it’ll be online in minutes.
9. Or just cry until there are no tears left
The good old fashioned way of becoming one with your issues. Just let it out. Let it all out, man.
What makes you feel better after a tragic tournament knock-out? Tell us below!