It's November 2016 and Pastor Maldonado announces he is returning to Formula 1. Those faceless keyboard warriors waste no time voicing their disgust on social media.
But if before unleashing their fury they paused and gave it some thought, they may come round to my way of thinking that it's not such a bad idea.
Maldonado did not have a stellar career in Formula 1. He failed to finish nearly a third of all the races he started, scored points just 14 times in 95 attempts and racked up a damage bill that would have sent some teams out of business.