One Direction star Louis Tomlinson's bid to buy Doncaster Rovers collapses
One Direction star Louis Tomlinson's bid to buy football club Doncaster Rovers has collapsed.
The singer, who announced last month that he and business partner John Ryan (the club's former owner) had agreed a deal to buy the club, was due to become co-chairman. However the duo have failed the Football League's 'Fit And Proper Person's Test', which determines an individual's suitability to own a Football League club and cannot buy the club.
Tomlinson had hoped to fund the deal with a two million pound crowdfunding campaign, which has so far raised just under £800,000, but has now been told the deal is now off.
Reacting on Twitter, he wrote:
I'm absolutely gutted the Doncaster Rovers deal is not going ahead. I am desperate for the club to be given the recognition it deserves :(— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) July 17, 2014
My passion for Doncaster Rovers remains as strong as ever, and I hope that I can still be involved with the club moving forward!— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) July 17, 2014
And to all the Doncaster Rovers fans , I will do all in my power to help the club succeed. I really do love the club !— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) July 17, 2014
Tomlinson then added that he had never intended to make a profit out of the club, but simply wanted to help out.
One Direction released their third album Midnight Memories (which you can hear on the right-hand side of the page) and are currently in middle of a worldwide stadium tour.