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Hull fans "puzzled" by Allam name stand

Hull City fans' group 'City Til We Die' are determined to challenge club owner Assem Allam over his plans to rebrand the club.

A statement released through the Premier League outfit by Allam on Monday night said he remained in favour of changing the club's name from Hull City to Hull Tigers, despite protests from the fans.

The City Til We Die group are hoping that would mean an intervention and have accused Allam of not knowing the difference between the holding company and the football team.

In a statement on its website on Monday night, the group said: "We remain puzzled that Dr Allam cannot distinguish between the name of his holding company and the football name of the club he owns.

"Until he registers a new name with the Football Association, the club remains Hull City AFC. His belief that we are already called Hull City Tigers, a name ripe for shortening, is therefore spectacularly ill judged and erroneous.

"Our group has already had extensive contact with key figures at the FA, and we anticipate they will take a dim view both of this announcement and of Dr Allam's rubbishing of our club's proud history at the meeting we had with him last week.

"Let us be clear - Dr Allam CANNOT change the football name of the club without approval of the FA, who in turn require consultation with fans of the kind promised by Dr Allam when we met. By claiming we are now called Hull City Tigers, he has announced a new name and gone back on that promise - it took him 10 short days."

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