9 Apr 2014

Fans vote to change Hull name

9:33 am on 9 April 2014

Hull City season card holders have narrowly voted in favour of owner Assem Allam's plan to change the English Premier League football club's name to Hull Tigers despite the FA looking poised to block the move.

The Football Association will make a ruling when its council meets later this week but its membership committee has already recommended the plans be rejected because of unpopularity with fans, despite Allam hinting he will sell the club if he loses.

Supporters have demonstrated at games against the change but 2,565 of those eligible voted "Yes to Hull Tigers, while 2,517 voted to keep the current name.

The club, already nicknamed the Tigers, are set to remain in the top flight after promotion last term and have 15,033 season card holders.