One Direction visit Newcastle Utd
Published 10/04/2013 | 15:47
One Direction rubbed shoulders with football stars when they visited Newcastle United's training ground.
The boyband made a low-key visit to the Premier League side's base in the Benton area of the city ahead of their final night of a series of concerts at Newcastle's Metro Arena.
Newcastle United players met the group ahead of a training session.
The club and the band have a tenuous link through the TV show X Factor.
One Direction were finalists on the programme, while United right back Danny Simpson is dating judge Tulisa Contostavlos.
After the meeting, Danny posted a photo of Harry Styles in which the One Direction singer was posing topless, showing his tattoos.
Danny called him a "proper safe guy".