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FA "to reject" Hull City name change

Assem Allam waves to the Hull crowd at the KC. Credit: Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport

Hull City's bid to be re-branded as Hull Tigers is set to be rejected by the FA next month.

In the biggest blow yet to the controversial plans of owner Assem Allam, it's reported that the FA Membership Committee will make a recommendation to reject the plan when the full FA Council meets on April 9.

During the FA's own consultation process on the issue, there was unanimous opposition to the plans from supporters’ groups, the Football League and the Premier League.

Mr Allam has consistently warned that he'd walk away from the club - into which he's invested more than £70m - if his plans are rejected.

Meanwhile The FA has declined to comment.