Games ‘more akin to an MMA event than a foot­ball match’

Irish Examiner - Sport - - SOCCER/AMERICAN FOOTBALL -

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

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