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Allam's Hull City name change to Tigers proposal is rejected

Owner Assem Allam's application to change the name of Hull City to Hull Tigers has been rejected, the Football Association has announced.

Allam's plans were met with mutiny and protest.

A recent survey of season ticket holders fell on the side of Allam, with 2,565 backing him compared to 2,517 going against him. 9,159 fans did not vote.

But 63.5 per cent of the FA council voted against.

An FA statement read: "The FA council has today rejected Hull City's application to change their playing name to Hull Tigers.

"The council's decision came after a recommendation from The FA's membership committee."

A statement on hullcitytigers.com read: "The club will not be making any comment on the outcome of today's FA meeting."

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