As anyone who’s ever flown long haul will know, there is nothing better than sleeping as you fly. But as One Direction’s Niall Horan has discovered, catching forty winks mid-flight can have its disadvantages.
The Mullingar man shared a few choice words on Twitter last night after an overenthusiastic One D fan snapped him while he slept.
After finding themselves flying alongside the popstar, the fan shared a picture of Niall's nap with the caption: “And to sum up the PERFECT European adventure, I sat directly next to Niall from One Direction for 9 hours on my flight home from London last night.”
“He was sick and asked for no selfies, but here is a pic I snapped when he was sleeping lol he was so friendly!”
“Talked about Ireland, LSE, lolla, and more. Not a British Duke…But an Irish Popstar will do. Thanks for treating me so well Europe.”
Clearly Niall was less than impressed with his privacy being invaded as upon discovering the post he screenshotted it, re-shared it and wrote: “I think this sh*t is unreal. I mean if you can’t sleep on a plane without people taking photos of you, what can u do” (sic).
I think this shit is unreal. I mean if you can't sleep on a plane without people taking photos of you,what can u do pic.twitter.com/3UvgLpHOcE
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) August 2, 2016
In classic One Direction fashion, the band’s fans already have a hashtag trending over the incident.
#RespectNiall is currently doing the rounds on Twitter as fans share comments like “There are no words for this” and “All I can say is ‘HE’S REAL’”.
— Löu (@Smolcutelou) August 2, 2016
— alyssa (@narryisart) August 2, 2016
— harry (@oldartharry) August 2, 2016
Niall deserves respect
Liam deserves respect
Louis deserves respect
Harry deserves respect
Zayn deserves respect#RespectNiall
— Yossma|| (@almightyhazza94) August 2, 2016
— 1D Fans Book Project (@We_Promise_1D) August 2, 2016
— ThankYou1D (@always_niall) August 2, 2016