One Direction star Niall Horan tells Derby County chief to "buy a few players"
ONE Direction star and Rams supporter Niall Horan has labelled the owners of Derby County as "embarrassing".
The 19-year-old spoke out after issuing an ultimatum to Rams chairman Andrew Appleby, saying: “Until you buy a few players you’re not getting a ticket to our show!”
Although Niall’s hometown is in Ireland, he follows Derby County after his dad Bobby took him to watch the team when he was a child.
On Tuesday, The Sun revealed that Niall is so passionate about the team, he’s even resorted to blackmail to ensure that the club does better in the league.
The paper reported: “One Direction and Rams supporter Niall Horan has issued an ultimatum to chairman Andrew Appleby.…
“He will only grant the US businessman’s plea for 1D tickets if he promises to bankroll the East Midlands club into the Premier League.”
Niall said: “Every time I go to a game he’s always like, ‘Yap, yap, yap’.
“He said his daughter is a fan and asked me if they could go to our show in Detroit.
“I said, ‘Yeah, that’s not a problem’ but I told him he couldn’t go himself.
“I said, ‘Until you buy a few players you’re not getting a ticket to our show’.”
Niall took to Twitter at lunchtime on Tuesday to give further comment on the recent lack of signings at Derby County.
He tweeted: "Just thinkin about my beloved derby county! Fans don't deserve this anymore!
"C'mon owner finger out! You're embarassing yourself"