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2: Espirit Arena, Dusseldorf, Germany You can buy your tickets to One Direction stadium tour We Are Here - right here = with Mirror. Zayn Malik has left One Direction, the band said in a statement today. One Direction to continue as a four-piece for their world tour . the Israel-Gaza conflict in , prompting outrage from some of the group's . See the Netherlands & Germany Catch up on all the latest football news and results. The boy band brought its massive tour to Music City's football stadium on Tuesday. 20, | Updated a.m. CT Aug. 20, One Direction performs to an estimated crowd of 50, at LP Field on Tuesday, August. Buy Photo .. Achtung! Can You Pass the Quiz on German WWII Terms?.
Harry Styles in happier days PA It will be other young people for whom One Direction might be a positive thing in their life, something that maybe supports them and helps them out with other pressures such as bullying, exams or low self-esteem.
Lots of people have pop stars or celebrities or actors who they hold in high esteem, and there is a lot of sadness and impact for people when something happens to any of them. So for a young person who maybe spends time in their room listening to One Direction and forgetting about their worries, to lose that could have a devastating effect. They even issued a statement about the "naturally devestating" news. A Lidl UK Spokesperson said: This is naturally devastating news for all the 1D fans out there, ourselves included.
Respect zaynmalik making this hard decision! Life will never be quite the same again.
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Am I hearing this correctly? Zayn has quit One Direction? He first joined the British supergroup after narrowly avoiding elimination when he appeared on X Factor in He was initially kicked off the show during the preliminary stages, before the judges decided to group him with four other solo artists - Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson - to form One Direction.
He comes from a Muslim family and once tweeted an affirmation of his faith to his millions of followers. He has been engaged to Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards since and has her face tattooed on his arm. He was previously linked with another member of the X Factor alumni, Rebecca Ferguson. Malik is also One Direction's least popular member on social media - lagging four and a half million twitter followers behind Louis Tomlinson and almost 10 million behind Harry Styles. He found himself the subject of considerable public criticism after a video appearing to show him and fellow band member Tomlinson smoking marijuana in Peru surfaced last year.
Malik again courted controversy a few months later by tweeting Free Palestine during the Israel-Gaza conflict inprompting outrage from some of the group's Israeli fans. Band mates arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: Within 45 minutes of the announcement, One Direction's official statement on Twitter had been re-tweeted 57, times and favourited 50, times.
On Facebook the statement received more thanlikes and 48, comments. Despite Malik's departure, One Direction's fan base continued to swell on Twitter and Facebook, adding approximately a thousand new followers and fans every two minutes since the announcement. Comedian Dom Joly tweeted: Aroundvacancies available at any time.
Get job seeking tips here: My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band. I'd like to apologise to the fans if I've let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart. I am leaving because I want to be a normal year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight.
I know they will continue to be the best band in the world. Some incredibly bad music booms from the PA. Thankfully it's turned down, just before Phillipp Lahm is handed the trophy.
He snatches it off Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff, who had in turn been given it by some other Fifa waste of space, and goes back to meet the rest of his team before rising the World Cup into the Rio air! At which point the music is turned on again, and fireworks go off, but no amount of Fifa mishandling is going to ruin the German party!
Philipp Lahm lifts the trophy. Messi makes his most determined run of the knockout stages, zipping through a German guard of honour to lead his team to the prizes they never wanted. Messi looks in a murderous mood. Fifa really did riff on Argentina's pain there, but particularly Messi's. He's just lost a World Cup final!
Did they have to put him through all that? Did they expect him to smile for the photos? This is OK for Germanybut pity poor Argentina, who just want to scuttle off, and are forced to wait on the pitch for an absurd length of time. Blatter is met with a stadium full of boos. Good, the corpulent oaf. And then, well, this is effing ridiculous! Individual awards are presented, for best goalkeeper and best player, to Manuel Neuer and an understandably pissed-off Lionel Messi.
This is a farce. Fifa are a shower of clowns.
World Cup final 2014: Germany v Argentina – as it happened
Do they not realise there's a World Cup to lift here? What an exclusive club he's joined: The young man looks utterly stunned at what he's just done. He's a picture of mellow satisfaction.One Direction taking their shirts off and playing football? Oh go on...
It's not a smug look. He's staring into the middle distance, clearly trying to process what's just happened to him. He looks to the skies, then back to the stands again. His team-mates are cavorting as you'd expect, but he's a man alone, drinking in every sensation, enjoying every moment, keeping it for the memory banks. His life will never be the same again. It's a lovely picture, a lovely moment.
The hero of the hour, Goetze, appears to be stunned as much as delighted. What a goal he scored! A goal worthy of winning a World Cup final! The sort of thing, in fact, folk were expecting from Lionel Messi.
But it was not to be for Argentina. Sabella looks crushed, the poor man. Mascherano is in tears, as is Aguero. Messi runs his fingers through his hair in despair.