A mere four days after winning the first FA Cup in Wigan's history, the club also became the first to ever get relegated the same season as winning the world's oldest football competition.
Tuesday night's match against Arsenal was a must win if they were to have any hope of staying up. Lukas Podolski gave Arsenal a lead in the 11th minute on Tuesday night, but Shaun Maloney (pictured above) kept the Latics' hopeful with an exquisite free kick just before halftime. Once the break was over, Arsenal's merciless onslaught began and a 4-1 win was theirs.
Though the silverware and Europa League play next season softens the blow of relegation, it's still an absurd range of emotions to go through in less than a week's time. Here's a look at the difference a few days makes...
Emmerson Boyce tears up as he feels the joy of a thousand babies laughing while holding the FA Cup.
Emmerson Boyce is too sad to wear a shirt. Roger Espinoza slowly morphs into Charlie Brown.
Goalkeeper Joe Robles tosses manager Roberto Martinez into the air while opening his mouth wide enough for woodland creatures to dance on his tongue.
The woodland creatures all have mononucleosis.
Arsene Wenger sits at home, in his puffy coat, trying not to think about how long it's been since the 2005 FA Cup final, when he won his last trophy (no picture available).
Wenger remembers that Alex Ferguson is retiring this weekend.
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