An image of a family fleeing war and the message "Refugees Welcome" are central to Bohemian FC's new away jersey.

The Dublin club has teamed up with Amnesty International Ireland to launch the jersey, which also features the slogan "Love Football, Hate Racism" on the collar.

"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.

"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," said Daniel Lambert, Bohemian FC Director.

Amnesty International Ireland praised the club for 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," Colm O'Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland, said.

"We know there are challenges like the current housing crisis, but this has been going on for 20 years through successive governments. We need a new approach, one that protects people's human rights. The Direct Provision system is hurting people, especially vulnerable groups like victims of torture, and children and families. So no more excuses. This has to end," Mr O'Gorman added.

The Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland said it was encouraging to see Bohs forge relations with asylum seekers.

"Asylum seekers regularly attend matches at Dalymount and the club has opened the stadium for us to use for events. We look forward to more collaboration and thank the whole Phibsborough community for the continuous support," said Lucky Khambule, MASI coordinator.