One Direction's Louis Clattered By Agbonlahor
Gabriel Agbonlahor will apologise to Louis Tomlinson after his tackle saw the One Direction star limp away from a charity football match before throwing up.
Hundreds of fans of the boyband left angry messages on social media following the challenge at Glasgow's Celtic Park, with Aston Villa striker Agbonlahor receiving a number of death threats.
But the forward played the incident down, saying: "It was one of those things. I'll apologise to Louis when we meet up with everybody after the game.
"I know he enjoyed playing in the game and it's fantastic that he took time out to be here, and the same with everyone else who played."
The game was organised to raise money for a foundation set up by former player Stiliyan Petrov, who retired from the game after a year-long battle with leukaemia while he was at Premier League side Villa.
A crowd of around 60,000 watched as a Celtic XI lost 5-3 to a Stiliyan Petrov XI.
Ticket sales for the game received a boost when it was announced that Tomlinson, 21, was taking part.
When the pop star came on as a substitute for the Celtic XI thousands of young fans cheered, but many of the older fans in the stadium booed.
His appearance ended prematurely though when he appeared to injure his knee after a shoulder barge from Agbonlahor.
Tomlinson could be seen waving to fans as he hobbled off the pitch, before suddenly vomiting as he made it to the touchline.
His manager for the day, Martin O'Neill, said: "Agbonlahor smashed into him and he picked himself up and then was ill in the dressing room area, but he's not too bad now I think.
"He had to rush off but I think he's fine, he doesn't know where he is but he's fine. He was genuinely ill but he's okay now."
Some One Direction fans reacted with fury on Twitter and Aston Villa player Agbonlahor received a torrent of abuse on the social media site.
Other celebrities including comedian John Bishop and Westlife singer Nicky Byrne also took to the field.
Kenny Dalglish, who was in charge of the Petrov XI, said: "The support he (Petrov) has had, first and foremost from his family, but also from the footballing family, at Aston Villa and Celtic, has been unbelievable.
"The turnout was fantastic and a fitting tribute to a really brave man. He is an inspiration for what he has gone through. He never moaned or complained, he tried his best to get through it.
"He is a man of tremendous courage and determination and I just hope that it pays off."
In August Tomlinson signed as a non-contract player for his beloved Championship side Doncaster Rovers.
He tweeted earlier this week that his first game for the team is on September 18.