The Belfast Giants and Sheffield Steelers didn’t stand a chance against boy band One Direction.
This is “Where in the World Wednesday,” a new feature where we’ll try to bring you something from somewhere else in the world that you probably haven’t seen on another American sports site already. Or maybe you’re more worldly than us and you have seen it already. Congratulations. This week we’ve got a testament to the power of teenage girls.
A British hockey team is livid after being dissed by the boy band One Direction.
The Sheffield Steelers were supposed to play the Belfast Giants on Friday and Saturday in Belfast, but Friday’s game has been postponed because Niall, Liam, Harry and Louis had to reschedule Tuesday’s show after Liam got sick.
Tuesday’s gig was the first of a three-night stand at Belfast’s SSE Arena, so they’ve tacked the makeup show onto the end of the scheduled run.
The last-minute decision left the Steelers pretty peeved.
“We certainly aren’t happy with the late postponement,” Sheffield operations director Shaun Smith said in a statement. “We believe this is a commercial decision taken by the arena in Belfast that will certainly inconvenience, disrupt and hurt financially both the club and our supporters. We await further communication with Belfast in due course.”
It’s an inconvenience, to be sure, but do you think the cancelation left hockey fans as distraught as 1D fans were on Tuesday?
- Dan Gartland