Justin Bieber joined Manchester Storm ice hockey team for a practice session on Tuesday evening (October 25).
Video footage shows the singer scoring a goal while training with the team, who later posted a group picture with Bieber on Twitter.
— Manchester Storm (@Mcr_Storm) October 25, 2016
Video of Justin playing ice hockey in Manchester, United Kingdom. (October 25) pic.twitter.com/8Kx64EYCCv
— Justin Bieber News (@BiebsPeru) October 26, 2016
The team’s general manager Neil Russell said Bieber even joined the team in the pub afterwards.
“I sent him an email a few weeks ago and heard nothing back,” he told Manchester Evening News. “Then I got a call on Monday saying he would be very keen to meet up with the team for a skate. He cancelled on us three times but then they got in touch tonight and said I’m on my way.”
Russell added: “So I got the team together and we were all skating with him for a good hour or so. And now we are at the pub with him.”
Bieber is known to be an avid fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs ice hockey team.
Manchester’s Lord Mayor has since revealed that he was subject to “hurtful and offensive” homophobic abuse from the crowd while attending the gig.
Bieber’s tour continues tonight (October 27) with the first of three shows in Glasgow.