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More like New Direction.
Louis Tomlinson of the popular English-Irish boy band One Direction has officially signed on as a non-contract player with Championship side Doncaster Rovers. This is not a joke.
Tomlinson, who gained fame with his bandmates on the British TV singing competition The X-Factor and then signed with Simon Cowell’s record company (we can only guess what Simon thinks about this), joined the club as a way to raise money for Bluebell Wood charity.
The 21-year-old, who hasn’t played at any level higher than Sunday League, will appear for the club’s reserve squad at some point this season and wear jersey number 28 (ladies, don’t get this kit for your boyfriends). There’s practically no chance he will feature for the first team, as Doncaster would probably rather not risk their status as a Championship side after gaining promotion just this past season. Still, the Doncaster native said the opportunity has been “a dream come true” for him.
No, girls, he will not be leaving the band because of this. You can all relax now. But let’s just hope that this goes a lot better than Justin Bieber’s foray into professional hockey.