Louis Tomlinson had a tough old day at his latest football outing.
The One Direction star signed up to play in a charity match this afternoon, after being asked by Stilyan ‘Stan’ Petrov who is recovering from a recent cancer diagnosis.
Other celebrities on the pitch today included Westlife singer Nicky Byrne, Liverpool comedian John Bishop and Aston Villa star Shay Given but it was Louis that fell foul of one of the pro players on the other team.
Gabby Agbonlahor plays for Aston Villa as a striker and a winger, and was the team’s interim captain for part of the 2011–12 season.
He probably thought that Tomlinson was fair game, after all he recently signed up for Doncaster Rovers a few months ago and will make his first appearance with the team later this month.
Gabby went in to tackle Tommo on the pitch today and his move resulted in the star lying on the ground in agony. His fans were less than pleased and bombarded a fake account which is attributed to the footballer with hate and death threats.
One fan tweeted:
“@gabby_10 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.”
” @gabby_10 You’re really not a good person, louis came to a charity game and it took you hurt him. You’re horrible.. die”
A third said:
“@gabby_10 I better hear that you apologize or I will find you, & I will kill you””
You can see the after-effects of Agbonlahor’s challenge below…
However other footballer fans are already heralding the Villa man as a hero and one tweeted:
“@Louis_Tomlinson LMAO What a legend Gabby lad!!! Even funnier than the smashing is the fan girls crying!”
“BREAKING: Gabriel Agbonlahor is being questioned by the police for assault on a Woman named ‘Louis Tomilson’ during a charity match.”
Louis hasn’t made a comment on the incident as yet, but we’re pretty sure he wouldn’t want his fans getting so upset on his behalf.
He isn’t the first celeb to get injured in a charity match after all. Olly Murs took quite the kicking the last time he played in a similar game.
Despite the injury, we’re still pretty pleased with Louis and proud that he turned up to support such a worthwhile cause. What do you think One Direction fans? Leave your comments below…