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Hull City Accuse FA of Prejudice over Name Change Proposal

Tue 18th Mar 2014 | Clubs Ownership

The Football Association has been advised by its membership committee to reject Hull City's plan to change their name to Hull Tigers.

The club formally applied to rebrand themselves from next season, a move that has upset some supporters.

An FA statement said: "The FA can confirm its membership committee met on Wednesday [12 March] and has made a unanimous recommendation to the FA council to reject Hull City's request to change their playing name to Hull Tigers from next season.

"The recommendation, which came after consultation with stakeholders within and outside of the game, will be discussed and voted upon at a full FA council meeting on 9 April 2014.

"Hull City are able to make a further submission to the FA council in view of the written reasons, which they have received, before the 9 April meeting."

The Football Supporters' Federation (FSF) has welcomed the recommendation from the membership committee after submitting evidence to the FA opposing the name change.

Kevin Miles, chief executive of the FSF, said: "This is undoubtedly the right decision and credit should go both to the FA and to Hull City fans, who led a tremendous campaign.

"The fans' groups and fanzines who came together under the City Till We Die banner have protected their club's heritage and 110-year-old name with great dignity.

"The FA's decision should also serve as a warning to other owners that such fundamental changes to a club's identity should not be made without the support of the fans."

Hull City released a statement stating their disappointment about yesterday's news: "We feel we have been prejudiced right from the outset. The FA introduced a new policy to handle our application on the back of consultations with the City TilWe Die group, and we therefore feel that our application was already pre-judged. This feeling has been reinforced with yesterday's announcement, as the club feels this will further prejudice the forthcoming ballot of season pass holders.

"However, this is now the time for the silent majority to come forward and support the club's aspirations. Details of the ballot will be released to season pass holders within the next 48 hours."

Photo: Action Images / Ed Sykes Livepic

Posted by: Kev Howland 

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