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Lionel Messi's injury: the Twitter reaction

The developments of Lionel Messi's injury, which turned from career-ending to slight bruise within the space of ten minutes, as chronicled on Twitter.

David Ramos

With Lionel Messi picking up what appeared to be a serious injury in a totally meaningless game, Twitter was not happy at first as it appeared he would miss his chance to equal Gerd Muller's record. Then, it was suggested it wasn't as bad as first feared. Then it turned out he only had a bruised knee. Twitter.

Of course, after hearing that all the commotion was only about a bruise, there were those who reacted in a manner other than expressing their joy at the fact the little man was returning. There's no pleasing some people.