Bohemians New Away Kit Splitting Opinions
Bohemians have revealed they will be wearing a new Jersey inspired by Bob Marley for the 2019 season.
The new white away jersey is the first under Bohemians new kit suppliers O’Neills and features an image of Bob Marley’s face the lower right side of the shirt while Rastafarian coloured stripes run down the left-hand side of the shirt and the end of the sleeves.
“Dalymount has played a unique part – chiefly in the sporting – but also in the musical and cultural history of Ireland.” said the Northside club
Marley played at Dalymount in 1980 when Dublin was only beginning to experience Major music acts and has his own mural outside the ground.
“The Home of Irish Football was graced in the 1970s by Thin Lizzy and the Boomtown Rats, in the 1980s by Bob Marley, Meatloaf and Black Sabbath, and in the 1990s by Faith No More, Sonic Youth, Ice Cube and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.”
Despite the connection, the decision to put Bob Marley on the kit has split fans with some liking the design while some see the shirt as an “atrocity”.
The kit design could also be seen as very clever marketing on the part of Bohs to increase shirt sales from abroad as they try to build on the growth in support they’ve seen this year with attendances up significantly.
The kit is available for Pre-Order now on the clubs website.