Louis Tomlinson of boy band One Direction became a bit of a footballing news story earlier in the summer when he signed with Doncaster Rovers—and there was even talk, according to the Daily Mirror, that the 21-year-old could make a reserve team appearance for the team later this month.
Tomlinson might care to revisit that, however, after he came up against Gabriel Agbonlahor in a charity game on Sunday.
Tomlinson was representing a Celtic XI who were taking on a team selected by Stiliyan Petrov, the Aston Villa midfielder who has retired after a battle with leukaemia.
The proceeds from the match go to a good cause, raising money for both Petrov's and Celtic's choice of charities.
The stars on show included the likes of former England captain John Terry, Gareth Barry and Dimitar Berbatov.
But as you can see here, there was nothing "friendly" about the charity match—Tomlinson appeared to be tidying up an innocuous loose ball in his own area when Villa forward Agbonlahor charged forward and flattened him with a shoulder-to-shoulder challenge.
Agbonlahor made peace soon after the incident, but although Tomlinson appeared fine in the immediate aftermath, Sportsmole reported that he was substituted shortly afterward and appeared to be in some pain.
Perhaps that big Doncaster debut is on ice for a while.
We don't know how the multi-millionaire pop star with millions upon millions of fans around the world will cope.
And for those of you who like your shoulder barges on a six-second loop, we're happy to oblige you below:
UPDATE - 7.40 p.m. September 8 2013 - Mark Patterson
The One Directioners have mobilised and death threats have been issued for the Agbonlahor challenge.
HOW DARE HE PUSH LOUIS LIKE THAT WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH HIM I WILL KILL YOU https://t.co/0iPFWDeb28— kyra (♡˘◡˘♡) (@palehoran) September 8, 2013
My whole timeline is full of pictures of Louis getting hurt. I'm going to kill that guy!!!!!!!! HOW DARE YOU HURT LOUIS?!— ProudOfYouLouis:') (@_amyloves1d) September 8, 2013
Of course, some will say the media are simply sensationalising the issue. For our part, we're just following orders:
IF THE MEDIA DOESN'T TALK ABOUT LOUIS IM GONNA KILL EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM— ~Midnight Memories~ (@HeyHazzaxx) September 8, 2013
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