Bohemian FC partner with Amnesty International
Bohemian FC have teamed up with Amnesty International Ireland on their new away kit, which welcomes refugees to their Dalymount home with open arms. An image of a family fleeing war and the message "Refugees Welcome", as well as the slogan "Love Football, Hate Racism" on the collar, are central to Bohemian FC's new O’Neills away jersey.
"Football is a universal language and it can be a vehicle for great good in our society. We made the decision to allow our shirt to be used as a platform, alongside Amnesty International, to highlight a very real and pressing issue in Ireland today, that of Direct Provision," said Daniel Lambert, Bohemian FC Director.
"This builds on a deep and lasting relationship we have built with MASI (Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland) and through multiple engagements with people living in Direct Provision."
Amnesty International Ireland’s executive director, Colm O’Gorman, said: “Bohemian FC and their supporters have an incredible track record on social justice issues. We’ve long respected the practical solidarity they’ve shown people seeking asylum and refugees, so this is a fantastic opportunity to bring our supporters together to call for an end to Direct Provision.
The shirt was worn as the alternative to Bohemians’ home shirt in their first game in the League of Ireland new season, on Saturday 15th February.