Glen Moss may have cut a strange figure last weekend but the Newcastle Jets goalkeeper’s interesting appearance is all for a good cause.
Moss is one of several Jets getting behind the Movember Foundation’s annual drive, helping to raise awareness for men’s health during this month.
Hence the unusual moustache gracing the upper lip of the veteran gloveman.
Moss said he was more than happy to support the campaign.
“Obviously it’s for a good cause,” Moss said.
"We’re trying to get behind the Movember foundation and raise some money there, I guess as professional athletes we’re in a position where we’ve got a bit of profile and bring a bit of publicity to a good cause so we’re always happy to help out.
"It’s something I’ve done a couple of times before, it was quite big over in Wellington when I was playing there and I’m sure you’ll see the boys still supporting it.
"In professional sport and life in general you have friends or family affected by men’s health…it’s a fantastic initiative and one the Jets are fully supporting."
Moss will have plenty of grooming time with the Jets not due to face the Western Sydney Wanderers until next weekend courtesy of the FIFA international break.
The former New Zealand representative said the club welcomed the time off.
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"The weekend off has come at a good time to let a few of the boys rest those niggles," he said.
Moss, a member of the All Whites' 2010 World Cup squad, said he doesn’t regret his retirement from the international game, citing a much-improved focus since he hung the gloves up last year.
"It was something I thought long and hard about,"Moss said.
"I thought the right thing to do was to step away before the [World Cup] cycle started and let the team build.
"It has definitely given me more time to focus on club football and my family as well.
"I have gone through patches where I felt in-and-out of love with the game, at the moment I love coming in every day and want to keep it that way."