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SBD Global/January 16, 2014/Franchises

Hull City Fans' Group Angered By Owner Assem Allam's Threat To Quit Club

EPL Hull City Chair Assem Allam has been accused of showing a "lack of respect" after threatening to quit his role if he cannot change the club's name, according to the BBC. Allam, 74, said he will leave "within 24 hours" if his application to alter the name to Hull Tigers "is not backed."  A fans' statement said, "We believe the FA will be unimpressed by Dr Allam's lack of respect for their authority. City Till We Die are disappointed that at a time when he should be making the positive case for change and showing respect for the consultation process, which is under way, instead he is issuing threats. We are confident that supporters of Hull City will see through these remarks" (BBC, 1/15).
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