Gabriel Agbonlahor receives death threats from One Direction fans

Gabriel Agbonlahor has received death threats from irate One Direction fans after flying into a challenge with pop star Louis Tomlinson at Stiliyan Petrov's charity match.

The Aston Villa forward left the boyband member in a heap on the floor, with Tomlinson - who signed for Championship side Doncaster for charity last month - vomiting after the tackle.

Furious fans took to Twitter to condemn Agbonlahor, with one posting: '@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.'

When manager Martin O'Neill was asked about the condition of Tomlinson he said: 'Agbonlahor smashed into him and he picked himself up and he was ill at the dressing room area.

'He has rushed off now but I think he is fine - he doesn't know where he is but I think he is fine.'

Agbonlahor said he would apologise: '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.'