Former Hull City captain Garreth Roberts has urged club owner Assem Allam to rethink his rebranding plans.
Roberts was speaking to the campaign group 'No To Hull Tigers'.
"It's very traditional. We've been going since 1904. This is how it is, this is what we are," Roberts said.
"When he said that the word 'City' is 'common' I don't think he realises that he's attacking everybody who supports - so if you support Hull City, does that mean you're common? That is really disrespectful.
"I think fundamentally it's just a bad idea to start changing names. Can you imagine Manchester Red Devils, or Tottenham Lilywhites Hotspur, or Everton Toffeemen? It's just ridiculous."
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