The IRFU have announced this evening that they will fund the roll out of national support centres for fans, after the crushing defeat to New Zealand.
Panels of expert counsellors and psychologists have been drafted in last minute that will help fans deal with the trauma caused from toady’s match.
The impact of the defeat, when Ireland came bitterly close to success, is likely to cost the economy millions over the next few days as many devout rugby fans won’t be able to pull themselves out of bed.
Employers are worried that a large portion of the workforce will be too emotionally and mentally unstable to return to work for several weeks and this could have a devastating impact on businesses over the Xmas period.
The support centres will offer a range of emotional support services, from group sessions to one on one therapy for affected fans.
However, the leading form of treatment will come in the form of “Cry Rooms“, where grown men will be able to book hourly sessions in a padded, soundproof room.
Men will be able to cry constantly for an entire 60 minutes, to help them deal with the brutal disappointment as a result of the defeat to the All Blacks.
They will also be able to vent anger and aggression by violently punching the walls, until they have tired themselves out and cry punch themselves to sleep.
People are encouraged to book Cry Rooms early, as the IRFU are expecting a huge backlog of bookings over the coming days.