Actor Samuel L Jackson spotted in Reggae Boyz jersey Loop Jamaica

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Renowned American actor and producer Samuel L Jackson appears to be the latest celebrity to show his love for Jamaican culture, as he was recently seen wearing the Reggae Boyz Adidas jersey while venturing off a mega yacht in Italy.

Jackson was spotted in the gear in the company of his friend, former professional basket ball player Magic Johnson, disembarking the vessel in Sardinia, Italy.

Both were subsequently photographed by TMZ reportedly having lunch together at a hotel in the city.

Jackson, the recipient of the Academy Honorary Award for lifetime achievement in 2022, has starred in films like ‘Coach Carter’, ‘A Time To Kill’, and ‘Die Hard with a Vengeance’.

Unveiled in February this year, Adidas showcased the new home and away kits for the Reggae Boyz and Reggae Girlz teams, describing it as a “bold” and “exciting” partnership with the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) and acclaimed fashion label, Wales Bonner.

“The versatile four-piece game day collection also features a pre-match jersey and reversible anthem jacket, inviting fans from different cultures, backgrounds, and generations into the celebration of the Jamaican football community,” Adidas said in a release on its website on February 6, 2023.

“Inspired by Jamaican style and culture, the range sports a mixture of classic Adidas silhouettes and elegant Wales Bonner signatures – offering a collection fit for the pitch, alongside casual staples to be sported off it,” it added.

The company said the striking new Jamaica home jersey, for example, features the nation’s rich national colours of black, gold, and green.

“The energy of the island is accentuated by fine pinstripe details that decorate the shirt, echoing the subtle groove of Jamaican music and style,” said Adidas.

It added: “A woven team badge on the chest and Wales Bonner signoff on the back neck complete the eye-catching look.”

Jamaica forward Leon Bailey, dressed in the Reggae Boyz jersey, moves the ball during a CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-final football match, Sunday, July 9, 2023, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

The Reggae Boyz are now wearing the new gear as they compete in the ongoing CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament.

The team plays Mexico in the semi-finals on Wednesday night.