Irish Club Unveils Bob Marley Away Kit And It’s Lit

Bohemian FC based in Dublin is honoring the Jamaican icon with a jersey featuring his likeness for some reason.

Bob Marley has a special place in hearts of many soccer fans; the Jamaican icon has his songs sung across European stadiums. But Irish club Bohemian FC is taking it one step further with this Bob Marley jersey.

Bohemians is a Dublin-based Irish Premier League club, one of the oldest still in existence in Ireland. Their stadium, Dalymount Park, once hosted Bob Marley for a concert. So the next logical step was to create this unique Bob Marley jersey for the club’s 2019 away kit. 

Bob Marley Jersey

Bohemian FC's Bob Marley jersey. Photo: @bfcdublin | Twitter

(Mr. Green is the club’s official betting and gaming partner, not some reference to marijuana.)

You’d have to be a huge curmudgeon (or maybe Jeff Sessions) to not like this kit. We’re always glad to see clubs not take themselves so seriously and create uniforms are actually interesting an exciting. 

If we’re being honest, we’re a bit disappointed BFC stopped at Bob Marley. Dalymount has also seen the likes of Meatloaf, Black Sabbath, Faith No More, Sonic Youth, Ice Cube and the Red Hot Chili Peppers perform. We want to see Ozzy Osbourne and Mike Patton on the home and third kits.

Interestingly, Bohemians is careful not to mention Bob Marley both in the unveiling tweet and the announcement news release. This probably has to do with licensing, as Bohs might have to pay Marley’s estate if they say they’re actually using his image. 

The Bob Marley jersey didn’t go unnoticed by other clubs, who immediately create their own imitations. 

Unfortunately, not all of the imitations were good.

But this is all great marketing for Bohemians. Had you heard of the club before today? Didn’t think so.

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