"Directioners" around the world feared the worst when they saw Louis Tomlinson clattered by Gabriel Agbonlahor during Stylian Petrov's charity match last weekend.
The 21-year-old fell to the ground clutching his injured leg before limping off the pitch and vomiting in the full glare of television cameras covering the game.
Louis Tomlinson who makes up one fifth of the boy band One Direction has been forced to pull out of his Doncaster Rovers debut due to the injury he sustained in the collision with Agbonlahor.
Aston Villa striker Agbonlahor has received a barrage of abuse and death threats on Twitter from angry One Direction fans after the incident on the pitch with Tomlinson.
The match was expected to attract 2000 fans and the news of the 1D singers no show will come as a huge disappointment to scores of the star’s fans who had snapped up tickets for the game.
Tomlinson joined Rovers on non-contract terms earlier this year, although it is unlikely he will feature in any first team games for the Championship squad.
Louis apologised to his fans in a series of Tweets this afternoon
"Unfortunately due to injury I cannot play at this week's Doncaster Rovers match,” he wrote. “I will still be attending the match on the bench.
"I will play in another game in 2014, to be announced. Fans that have bought tickets for the match can apply for a full refund."
He then concluded.
"I'm really sorry I can't play I'm gutted."
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