Reggae-lation kit - Bohemians divide opinion with new kit paying homage to Bob Marley

Tue, Oct 23 2018

Credit: Bohemians

The current season hasn't yet finished but Bohemians have already launched their away kit for 2019 – and it's already dividing opinion.

The white away kit – which follows on from the club issuing an FAI Cup jersey this year – features an image of Bob Marley and lining in the red, gold and green colours synonymous with reggae.

A club release read: “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.

“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.”

Comedian PJ Gallagher, a Bohs fan, gave the new kit his seal of approval, stating: “It’s a great design and it’s always great to see Dublin’s best club find new ways to celebrate their history and that of the Home of Irish Football.

“To be honest I was hoping for a Johnny Logan jersey but maybe that’ll be next season. What’s another year?”

Others were less impressed, and rivals Sligo Rovers – who played out a 1-1 draw with the Gypsies at the Showgrounds on Monday night – producing a mock-up of their own jersey celebrating their town's musical history.