Jun 08 2010
I think it’s fair to say that of any human being that’s ever been on this earth, Bob Marley is certainly one of the most recognized. High school and college kids will be putting up Marley posters for years to come without even knowing why. And of all the things to know about the man, one thing he did love is soccer.
It’s a fairly well-known fact among Bob Marley’s fans that he died of cancer, which began as skin cancer on his foot but later spread to his lungs and brain. Oddly enough Marley first discovered that something was wrong in 1977 when he injured his foot while playing soccer with some friends. The wound seemed pretty extreme for a simple soccer injury, and when it got worse instead of healing, he decided to see a doctor. Marley was diagnosed with melanoma, and an amputation of the toe was recommended.
Sadly Marley died at the young age of 36 but obviously his legacy and music will live on forever. And when you get a rare chance to see pictures of Marley that you hadn’t see before, well, let’s just say if you own a blog you rush to put them up.
Here are some great pictures of Bob Marley playing soccer
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