Ex-Manchester United goalkeeper takes on barber at crossbar challenge at Bristol Rovers’ Memorial Ground

Ben Foster also had a go at cutting hair as part of a ‘job swap’ exercise

Former England and Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster called in on a barber shop in Bristol - then took the owner and his son to a game of crossbar challenge at Bristol Rovers’ Memorial Ground.

The high profile visit marked the winning of an eBay sellers’ competition by Salvatores Barbers which will see the barber’s business advertised on boardings at the Memorial Ground as well as featuring in the matchday programmes.

Video released by LADbible, which supported eBay for the competition, saw Foster appear at the firm’s Westbury Park shop and first get a lesson on haircutting from owner Sal in a ‘job swap’ exercise.

The pair, along with Sal’s son ‘Big G’, then headed to the Memorial Ground for a kickaround, before being urshered off the pitch in the light-hearted film posted on social media this week.

Speaking to Bristol World, Sal said he as delighted to win the competition, which he said could give him more customers from the blue side of the city as a result of the advertising on match days. Sal also sells products on eBay from the shops.

He said: “It was fantastic to win and take part in the film which was alot of fun, especially for my son who won the crossbar challenge.”