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One Direction member posts poorly timed Instagram with Neymar

One Direction’s Niall Horan must have better timing on stage than he does with his Instagram account. (Alastair Grant – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Niall Horan, the “cute one” in the pop group One Direction (but you knew that, right?), is a pretty big star in his own right, but at the moment, it’s likely that Neymar is a bigger star. So it makes sense that Horan would want to post a photo of him and the Brazilian soccer star together.

Only one problem — the timing. This was posted to Instagram about 75 minutes after Brazil suffered an epic catastrophe in the World Cup. Neymar missed the game because of injury, but even though he’s not directly to blame for the 7-1 rout, the result amounts to a national trauma, and one can’t imagine Neymar wants his smiling face beamed to Horan’s 6,295,993 followers just over an an hour after the massacre.

Horan, a huge fan of Barcelona, Neymar’s club team, first posted the photo on April 21. As far as re-posting it so shortly after Neymar’s national team got humiliated, well, Horan probably should have gone in another direction.

Des writes for the Early Lead and the D.C. Sports Bog, scouring the Web to bring readers items of interest, both serious and amusing. He also covers fantasy football, as well as fitness topics for the MisFits.
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