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One Direction rep denies on stage fight

By | Published on Wednesday 7 October 2015

One Direction

A rep for One Direction has dismissed claims that Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson were seen fighting on stage at a show in Manchester on Sunday. It was “just banter”, they said. Just a bit of billy bantz.

“This is clearly just banter, they are obviously just messing about on stage”, the spokesperson told The Mirror. “Anyone that has seen the band perform will know this”.

And anyone who’s seen proper bantership out in the wild will know that it can sometimes look like angry shoving. Like this:

In other 1D banter news, the group have been accused by Justin Bieber of choosing the same release date for their album as his in order to get more press.

Speaking to a New Zealand radio station, Bieber said: “They’re not really going on the road much, but we’re talking about them right now, so it gives them some promo, right? So, that’s probably why they did it. I think it was strategy on their part because my release date was first. But whatever. It’s going to be fun. I’m excited to see what happens”.