Louis Tomlinson is best known as part of the beloved boy band One Direction, but he also has an athletic side. The hunky heartthrob will put his toned physique and cardiovascular endurance to the test when he returns to Parkhead, a district in the east end of Glascow, for charity on September 7, 2014. That’s when former Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand will lead the All-Stars against Paul McStay and the Maestros, and Louis Tomlinson will be there playing football with the best of them. On this side of the pond, it’s called soccer.
According to The Scottish Daily Record, Louis Tomlinson took part in the fundraising charity event in 2013, “… but was sick on the sidelines after being clattered in a strong challenge by Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor.” Video footage of the incident shows the boy bander looking dazed and confused for a moment as he lay on the field. Teammates offered their support, and Tomlinson was able to get to his feet under his own power although he seemed a bit unsteady.
Louis Tomlinson has a strong connection to sports. When he was younger, he was a reserve player at his local side, Doncaster Rovers. His rising career as a pop icon replaced football in his life. However, he recently attempted to get back in the game by purchasing his own team. Unfortunately for fans, the deal to buy English League Division One side fell through.
The Celtic Football Club speculated that Louis Tomlinson’s fans will be at the charity event to support him, and tickets are on sale now. Adult tickets are £10, which translates roughly to $16.79 in U.S. dollars. Premium tickets and corporate packages are also available. The MAESTRIO match is sponsored by Flip and Magners. It is scheduled at Celtic Park on Sunday, September 7, 2014.
Louis Tomlinson isn’t the only member of One Direction making headlines today. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Tomlinson’s One Direction band mate Zayn Malik and his family are going through a difficult time. One of Malik’s young cousins underwent surgery for a brain tumor late last week, and she is fighting for her life as doctors struggle to save her.
Now Zayn Malik and his family have to deal with a cruel death hoax online claiming the girl has died. Fortunately, little Arshiya Malik is not dead, but she does need a miracle. Family members are asking for everyone’s prayers.
What do you think? Would you travel to Scotland to cheer Louis Tomlinson from the bleachers?
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