That wasn't in the script.
Huddersfield Town went down 5-1 to Brentford on the final day with a dismal showing full of defensive errors.
On a day that should have been about responding to that 4-0 drubbing at Bristol City last weekend, celebrating the good things about this season and looking forward to next, Town didn't turn it on.
The Bees were ruthless - scoring five times from eight shots on target.
But Town capitulated in the second half, and the goals were too easy, while at the other end they struggled to create anything meaningful themselves, apart from Jamie Paterson's neat finish shortly after the restart.
That tied the game at 1-1, but within two minutes Brentford were ahead again and never looked like surrendering the lead a second time.
The visitors piled misery on Lloyd Allinson, making his professional debut on his last day with the club, and ran riot.
Here's what Town fans made of it all.
Nearly everyone agreed that it was an unacceptable display, whatever the stage of the season.
And a few had question marks over the identity of the squad next term.
No beach towels on the pitch, but there might as well have been.
Rajiv van La Parra has made a great impression in his first few games, but the theatrics haven't gone down well.
Fans were quick to hand out deserved praise to North Stand Loyal, who made a right racket behind the goal all game.
And there were some who chose to keep their glass half full.