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FA confirms Hull City name change rejection

The Football Association has now confirmed that the committee given the job of examining Hull City's plans to change the club's name to the Hull Tigers has recommended rejection.

The recommendation, which came after consultation with stakeholders within and outside of the game, will be discussed and voted on at a full FA Council meeting on 9 April 2014. The club will be able to make a further submission before the meeting.

Hull owner Assem Allam, who's invested more than £70m of his family's money into the club, has warned he'll walk away if his rebranding plans are turned down.