Hull City owner applies to FA to change name to Hull Tigers
Assem Allam has been talking about making the change for months
Hull City owner Assem Allam has risked further wrath from supporters by applying to the FA to change the name of the club to Hull Tigers from next season.
The BBC report that the Egyptian-born businessman has lodged an official application having discussed the possible change for months.
The majority of supporters are very much against changing their existing name of Hull City Association Football Club. Fans have pledged to fight any name change and have formed the campaign group "City Till We Die".
Allam, who has already changed the name of the club's holding company to Hull City Tigers, believes a 'Tigers' brand would have more of a "global marketing impact".
In a recent interview with The Independent, Allam dismissed those who opposed the change as "hooligans" and said they could "die as soon as they want".
Latest in Sport
Brendan Rodgers future: Odds shorten on sack as Liverpool manager prepares to meet bosses in next 36 hours
Fifa corruption: Sepp Blatter's right-hand man Jerome Valcke 'sent' $10m payment to Jack Warner in letter from the South African FA
Christian Benteke future: Agent duped into revealing Liverpool and Tottenham target will 'not sign new contract'
Next Liverpool manager: Carlo Ancelotti and Jurgen Klopp among favourites to succeed Brendan Rodgers
Liverpool transfer news: James Milner nearing Anfield switch, but club baulk at £32.5m Christian Benteke release clause
- 3 Alton Towers crash: Four seriously injured and 16 guests trapped as Smiler ride carriages collide
- 4 Gay teenager 'forced to have sex with his own mother' to 'cure' his homosexuality, campaigners in India say
- 5 Ann Summers survey reveals the UK's favourite sex position
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers