Alright so me and @fan-on-a-mission were discussing Liam’s very shady appearance last night and we came up with two different theories.
1. Liam showed up so simon wouldn’t be able to accept the award and give a bs speech about owning 1d and what not. That of course left Simon shook™ and embarrassed so to retaliate the Cheryl pictures were released. Now that made a lot is sense to me but Jasera made a good point saying that the pictures were meant to be released anyways so that contradicts this theory.
2. Pictures were set to come out the next day anyways and they were going to use Liam’s absence as way to promote his “father role” so of course Liam and his team at capitol came up with the plan to show up unexpected and make Simon look dumb (plus the sun had to rewrite their article probably) either way Liam is extremely done with these stunts and I hope they free the boys soon.