Sunday 15 September 2019

'This is the dopest shirt I've ever seen' - Bob Marley's son 'loves' new Bohemians jersey

Pic: @bfcdublin
Pic: @bfcdublin
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Bohemians' new Bob Marley-inspired away jersey has got the seal of approval from one of the famous reggae singer's son.

The League of Ireland club made headlines around the world when they unveiled their new away kit last week, with Marley's face featuring prominently.

Bohs purchased an image of a character with a striking resemblance to Bob Marley and placed it on the lower front of the jersey.

Marley played at Dalymount Park in 1980 - a decade that also saw Meatloaf and Black Sabbath rock in Phibsbrough.

Thin Lizzy and the Boomtown Rats were other notable blockbuster groups to play at Dalymount.

Club chiefs were adamant that legal diligence had been conducted to ensure no risk of copyright infringement.

Ky-Mani Marley was one of many who came out in support of design.

"This is the dopest shirt I've ever seen," Ky-Mani told BBC News NI. "I love it."

The club have already received more orders for the jersey, many from outside of Ireland, than all of their combined shirt sales, home and away, for 2018. And that will mean a substantial and much-needed boost for the club's coffers.

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