With the news that Sergio Aguero has injured his hamstring playing for Argentina, we turn to Twitter, the internet's id, to demonstrate fantasy managers going through the classic five stages of grief.
Denial — The first reaction is denial. In this stage individuals believe the diagnosis is somehow mistaken, and cling to a false, preferable reality.
Won't believe anything people say about Aguero's injury until it's confirmed by him! I've heard knee, hamstring, quad— Jaßon〽️✌️ (@Jason1874__) October 9, 2015
Anger — When the individual recognizes that denial cannot continue, it becomes frustrated, especially at proximate individuals. Certain psychological responses of a person undergoing this phase would be: "Why me? It's not fair!"; "How can this happen to me?"; '"Who is to blame?"; "Why would this happen?".
Why is Aguero allowed to play in these pointless shit fucking games? It's a fucking JOKE— FPL Waffle (@fpl_waffle) October 9, 2015
@mcfc after Aguero picking up his injury playing when he wasn't 100%. If Belgium start Kompany & he gets injured I'll hunt their boss down!👌— JσrdanBrσwn (@Browny_MCFC91) October 9, 2015
Bargaining — The third stage involves the hope that the individual can avoid a cause of grief. Usually, the negotiation for an extended life is made in exchange for a reformed lifestyle. People facing less serious trauma can bargain or seek compromise.
I'll donate my hamstring to Aguero. Lord knows I'm not using it. Don't think it'll help much though.— Mike L. Goodman (@TheM_L_G) October 9, 2015
Depression — "I'm so sad, why bother with anything?"; "I'm going to die soon so what's the point?"; "I miss my loved one, why go on?"
During the fourth stage, the individual becomes saddened by the mathematical probability of death. In this state, the individual may become silent, refuse visitors and spend much of the time mournful and sullen.
i'm not going to think about sergio aguero until he comes back from injury. my heart can't take it. 💔— Nabil Baracat (@nabilbaracat) October 9, 2015
Anytime I hear bou aguero' injury, my mood changes 😭😭— Unknown Citizen (@addiswell) October 9, 2015
Acceptance — "It's going to be okay."; "I can't fight it, I may as well prepare for it."; "Nothing is impossible."
In this last stage, individuals embrace mortality or inevitable future, or that of a loved one, or other tragic event. People dying may precede the survivors in this state, which typically comes with a calm, retrospective view for the individual, and a stable condition of emotions.
@BantersyFPL Knew injury will befall one or two of my FPL players. Costa in for Aguero seems logical— ifeanyi (@BlueFromNigeria) October 9, 2015
Assuming he'll be out for a few weeks, Lukaku, Sturridge or Costa look like my potential Aguero replacements.— . (@James__1905) October 9, 2015