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Hull City apply for Tigers name change

Updated: Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 19:59 | Comments

Hull City could be known as Hull Tigers next season
Hull City could be known as Hull Tigers next season

Hull City have applied to the English FA to change their name to Hull Tigers from next season.
              
Club owner Assem Allam wants to re-brand the 109-year-old Yorkshire club but the move has provoked a fierce backlash among fans.
              
Egyptian-born businessman Allam changed the name of the club's holding company from Hull City Association Football Club to Hull City Tigers in August.
              
Allam believes a "Tigers" brand would have more of a global marketing impact.
              
Diehard Hull fans have pledged to fight any name change and have formed the campaign group "City Till We Die". 

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