England beat the Rest of the World team 3–2 in this year’s edition of the Soccer Aid match to benefit UNICEF and Sam Allardyce used this event as an excuse to demonstrate his odd mix of professional wrestling and corporal punishment on One Direction’s Niall Horan.
Allardyce, serving as co-manager of England with Jose Mourinho, picked up the singer who served as an assistant coach for the Rest of the World, and slapped his bottom — presumably after realizing that swallowing him whole wouldn’t be appropriate for a charity football match.
Sam Allardyce channels his inner Nigel Pearson on Niall Horan pic.twitter.com/WJlt3qe195
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOEdotie) June 5, 2016
It was weird.