Which means Clint was out in the field when the shit with SHIELD went down. Can you imagine how poorly that probably went?
All I can imagine is there was Clint, running an op somewhere in Eastern Europe or something, when suddenly all the dominoes began to topple. Instantly everything was gone: transport, logistics, all of his accounts, the exfiltration team. His goddamn COVER, every alias he had ever had, everything. And wow, if he thought things had gone to shit after the Battle of New York for him, this was an amazing new level of god awful. Because suddenly everyone was gunning for him, from Interpol to MI-6 to the SVR, because the only thing that would probably scare the world’s intelligence community worse than watching SHIELD collapse in on itself was realizing how many of its personnel were now rogue agents running around in their backyards.