September 9, 2013
One Direction fans issue death threats to footballer Gabriel Agbonlahor
The band's Louis Tomlinson vomited after being tackled by the Aston Villa and England striker at a charity football match
The pair were playing at a charity football match organised by former player Stilian Petrov at Celtic Park in Glasgow. The challenge – which you can watch above – was so strong that Tomlinson had to leave the field with an injury, which caused him to be sick on his way off the field.
Since the incident, One Direction fans have sent a host of abuse to the striker on Twitter and have even issued him with death threats. A Tweet from one user @Omg_Its_Ella, whose account has since been deleted read: "This guy hurt Louis knee. I shall hurt your face. I better hear that you apologized or I will find you, and I will kill you." Another fan, @zaynoreos_, whose account has also been deleted, wrote: "I will chop your balls off".
Agbonlahor has since said that he will apologise to the singer. "It was one of those things," he told the BBC. "I'll apologise to Louis when we meet up…I know he enjoyed playing in the game and it's fantastic that he took time out to be here."
Doncaster Rovers handed the handed Tomlinson the number 28 shirt earlier this year. The popstar was playing in the match to raise money money for Bluebell Wood, a Yorkshire children's hospice, in the process.
In other One Direction news today (September 9), Pharrell Williams has revealed that he "in talks" to work with the boyband on their next album. We are definitely talking," he said. "From what I've heard of their new stuff I'm pleasantly surprised. Their new stuff is definitely a progression and an elevation. I will hopefully be getting involved as we are definitely in talks. I don't think some people realise how hard those boys work. There is so much more that goes into One Direction than just the band. They are a brand and are huge. They are incredibly hard-working. I'm sure it will excite our female fans if we're on a record together."
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