Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor has been the subject of death threats from One Direction fans after accidentally injuring band member Louis Tomlinson in Stiliyan Petrov’s game for charity at Celtic Park.
Tomlinson, who recently signed a non-professional contract with Championship side Doncaster, was taken down on what looked like a fair challenge from the Villa man. The tackle drew the ire of some, let’s just say, overly excited, young admirers of Tomlinson. Several gems of fans protecting their heartthrob were unearthed on Twitter:
Tomlinson’s injury didn’t appear to be very serious, but it clearly left its mark. Tomlinson was also seen leaving his lunch on the sidelines shortly after picking up the knock.
For those who don't know, the charity match is for Stiliyan Petrov to raise funds for his cancer foundation and other charities. Petrov was diagnosed with acute leukaemia last year and has since retired from football. Here's the video of fans singing You''ll Never Walk Alone as a tribute in the match earlier, gave me chills: