18 Mar 2014

FA set to reject plan for Hull City name change

9:43 am on 18 March 2014

Controversial plans to change the official name of English Premier League football club Hull City appear to have been thwarted by the Football Association.

The membership committee of English football's governing body says it's made a "unanimous recommendation" to the FA council to reject a plan from the club's wealthy Egyptian owner Assem Allam to change the name from Hull City AFC to Hull Tigers.

Although Hull's longstanding nickname is 'Tigers', many of the Humberside club's fans were up in arms at the proposal while Allam, who has invested millions of pounds into the club, threatened to quit if the plans were rejected.