Hull City confirm another 'Hull Tigers' name change proposal sent to the FA

Tigers hierarchy refuse to let name change plans fade

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Hull City have yet again written to the Football Association to confirm they plan to bid to change the club's name to Hull Tigers.

The East Yorkshire club hope to secure the switch by the beginning of the 2015/16 season and needed to lodge an application by yesterday evening - on April Fool's Day.

Unfortunately for supporters who oppose the plans, it wasn't a joke as chairman Dr Assem Allam refuses to relent.

The latest development, however, shouldn't be a surprise to KC Stadium regulars after Hull challenged the FA Council’s original decision to reject an application to become Hull Tigers last April.

The Premier League club were handed a huge boost after an arbitration tribunal ruled that there was a perceived bias in the process.

In a move which left the door open for Hull to resume their highly-controversial plans, the Allam family have shown their hand once more.

The FA Council rejected a change to Hull Tigers by 47 to 27 votes last April.