Belfast Giants chief Steve Thornton accepts One Direction decision

Belfast Giants head of operations Steve Thornton says he understands the reasons for the postponement of Friday's game against Sheffield Steelers because of a rescheduled One Direction concert at the SSE Arena.

The arena's promoters made the decision after Tuesday night's gig by the band was called off when singer Liam Payne fell ill.

A new date for the ice hockey fixture has yet to be confirmed, but the Giants will offer fans who have bought tickets a full refund or entrance for the rearranged game.