You'll Never Guess Who "Soccer Moses" Nashville MLS' Most Famous Supporter Is
By : J. Sam Jones
Source : MLS
And it came to pass that the city of Nashville was awarded a soccer team. And lo, on the day of its arrival, a man of the people clothed in the finest robes and adorned in the finest wig and beard that could be delivered by the online delivery service of the time, appeared where two or three or 59,069 were gathered and sent a message to the world. A simple declaration to be heard by the masses: “Let my people goal.”
And the people rejoiced over the offering. And they took pictures with the man. Which begat tweets. And then the man and his people marched into the arena. And a TV producer looked upon the man’s message with favor and displayed the man and his message to all watching. And this message of salvation spread like wildfire all through the region. Which begat even more tweets.
Even before becoming Soccer Moses, Mason would have qualified as one of the most interesting people in Nashville.
After 20 years as lead guitarist for the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning rock band, Jars of Clay, Mason decided to take on a new challenge. In 2014, he qualified as a master barber. Known to his clients as The Handsomizer, he opened a barbershop near the Nashville Fairgrounds (future home of Nashville SC) under the same name.