FA to consult Hull City fans over proposed Hull Tigers name change

The FA confirm that they will consult Hull City supporters groups before deciding whether to approve the club's Hull Tigers name change proposal.

The Football Association have announced that they will consult Hull City supporters before making a decision regarding the club's proposal to change its name to Hull Tigers.

Owner Assem Allam formally requested to rebrand the club by sending a letter to the English governing body, despite a number of fans being opposed to the move.

The FA released a statement saying: "Requests to change a playing name of a club are considered under FA Rule A3 (l) and require the prior written permission of the FA Council.

"As part of the evaluation of the request a consultation process will be undertaken with various stakeholders including supporter groups.

"At present The FA is not able to provide a timescale for the completion of the consultation process and does not expect to make any further comment until the assessment of the request has been completed."

A protest group City Till We Die have been vocal about their discontent regarding the proposal, stating that move could damage the history and tradition of the Premier League outfit.

Hull City chairman Assem Allam looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Norwich City at the KC Stadium on August 24, 2013
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