You could hear. A pin. Drop.
The silence that accompanied the Barcelona squad on their return home from their potentially era-ending defeat to Atletico Madrid last night was deafening.
Long faces, eyes directed at the ground, the players scuttled toward their airport shuttle bus in complete silence on arrival at the airport.
And then…and then. They then sat in a deafening, excruciating silence while they waited for the driver to get a move on.
If only someone had farted to break the tension.