News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Nov. 2, 2018: Reggae legend Bob Marley may be dead, but he is ‘stayin alive’ in many places, including on the new jersey of a popular Irish football club.
The Dublin-based Bohemian FC, which plays in the Ireland Premiership Division, on Tuesday unveiled its 2019 away kit – a white jersey with an image of Marley’s face emblazoned across the front.
The club said it made the move to celebrate the 38th anniversary of the Jamaican reggae icon’s performance at its stadium.
“This jersey, designed by Bohemian FC in conjunction with our new kit supplier O’Neills, gives a nod to that history – and to the stadium’s special place in the hearts of both football and music fans,” the club said on its website.
The kit also features the Rastafarian red, green and gold stripes on the left side and on the sleeves of the shirt.
Marley is among a number of musicians who have played at Bohemian FC’s Dalymount Park grounds. Other performers include Black Sabbath, Faith no More and Ice Cube.
The jerseys are available for pre-order at a cost of 52 pounds for adults and 43 pounds for children.
Ky-Mani Marley, who recently led Ajax fans in a pre-match rendition of his father’s song Three Little Birds, has made it known he is a fan.
“This is the dopest shirt I’ve ever seen,” he told BBC News Northern Ireland. “I love it.”
Bob Marley and the Wailers’ concert at Dalymount Park in July 1980 attracted thousands of fans. Marley died in May 1981, his show in Dublin proving to be his final outdoor performance.
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