Just last year the Football team Ajax FC, who are big supporters of Bob Marley even had their pregame anthem as the “three little birds” song was one of the first football team’s to ever get a kit based on the Reggae legend, however, that was abrupted by UEFA who said it was inappropriate for their competition.
Fast forward into 2022, and the love of Bob Marley in the world of Football has not died out one bit since BFC Dublin, out of Ireland have decided to dedicate their 2022 away jersey kit to the Reggae Star as a way to raise funds to provide asylum seekers in Ireland with football and music.
The move was also done in honour of the last outdoor concert that the “Gong” did in his life, which was held at Dalymount Park in 1980.
Marley’s daughter Cedella is one of the driving forces behind the charitable move and on her Twitter account, she posted about it making it known that unity is a key to racial harmony in the world, something that her father preached, which can be heard in his massive “One Love” track.
Bob Marley was a well-known lover of Football and is often said to have preferred the sport even over music, to the point where he is said to have always visited the playing field after a tour.
As it relates to the legitimacy of the jersey to compete, however, we will have to wait and see but our best bet is that the Bohemians Football Club has taken the very important lessons that were handed down to Ajax when their jersey was banned.
See her tweet below.
Introducing @bfcdublin’s 2022 away kit, a testament to dad’s last ever outdoor concert, Dalymount Park 1980 – the kit will raise funds to bring football and music to asylum seekers in Ireland.— Cedella Marley (@cedellamarley) January 24, 2022
“Unity is the world’s key, and racial harmony”❤️🌎 #OneLove
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