Games ‘more akin to an MMA event than a football match’
Having released a worldwide hit with their new away jersey last month, Bohemians have had to face the music after correspondence arrived in Phibsborough from the Bob Marley representative agency. The new Bohs kit had been set to feature the likeness of the late reggae legend, who played a gig at Dalymount Park the year before his death in 1981. There is already a Marley mural at Dalymount.
The launch of the striking shirt drew global attention, but now the club has learned it does not have the right to use the Marley image. It confirmed in a statement that it had been contacted by Marley representatives. “Bohemian Football Club acted in good faith and followed the correct process when purchasing the licence for this image via a worldleading third-party photo licencing company. “However, the Bob Marley representative agency has informed us that this company did not have the right to grant any such licence for this image. We are dealing with this separately.” The club has now withdrawn the shirt for sale and have offered purchasers