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Thursday 18 September 2014

Hull furious at name change ruling

Damian Spellman

Published 18/03/2014 | 14:04

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Manchester City's Gael Clichy competes for a header with Shane Long of Hull City during the Barclays Premier League match between the two sides
Manchester City's Gael Clichy competes for a header with Shane Long of Hull City during the Barclays Premier League match between the two sides

Hull have accused the Football Association of being prejudiced in its handling of the club's bid to change their name to Hull Tigers.

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The club released a statement on Tuesday afternoon in which they confirmed season pass holders will be balloted on the matter, responding to the FA's membership committee recommendation that the application to alter the club's existing name of Hull City be rejected.

The statement said: "The club are disappointed with the timing of Monday's announcement made by the FA.

"We feel we have been prejudiced right from the outset. The FA introduced a new policy to handle our application on the back of consultations with the City Til We Die group, and we therefore feel that our application was already pre-judged.

"This feeling has been reinforced with Monday's announcement, as the club feel this will further prejudice the forthcoming ballot of season pass holders.

"However, this is now the time for the silent majority to come forward and support the club's aspirations. Details of the ballot will be released to season pass holders within the next 48 hours."

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