Bohemian Football Club will not be releasing their Bob Marley jersey after the Bob Marley representative agency contacted the club to inform them they did not have any licence for the image.
The O'Neill's-manufactured away kit for 2019 was released last month and received a global reaction. Marley played a gig at Dalymount on July 6th, 1980 and Bohs have paid homage to Marley in the recent past, with the Gypsies Supporters Trust paying for a mural of Marley earlier this year.
However, the club released a statement confirming that they cannot provide the jersey: "we can no longer supply the jersey with the image of Bob Marley as advertised."
The club did promise to offer a full refund or the newly designed jersey to anyone who has already placed an order.
The Bohemian Football Club was recently contacted by the Bob Marley representative agency in connection with our away jersey for the 2019 season, which featured an image of Bob Marley.
Bohemian Football Club acted in good faith and followed the correct process when purchasing the licence for this image via a world-leading third-party photo licensing 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.
Subsequently, following direct correspondence with the Bob Marley representative agency, they cannot license the image to the Bohemian Football Club due to their own contractual and other obligations.
Consequently, we can no longer supply the jersey with the image of Bob Marley as advertised.
For anyone who already registered for the 2019 away jersey, we are offering, at your discretion: 1) a full refund of the price paid, 2) a shop credit note or 3) the new redesigned away jersey.
The newly designed jersey features a clenched, raised fist. Bohemians exampled that it "is a symbol of solidarity and support used to express unity, strength and resistance."