sport news Hull City risk fans' fury as they fail to kill 'Tigers' name

Hull City are stalling on plans for ticket concessions and fans fear that promises to restore the club’s identity have been broken.

The club told supporters at a meeting in February that the official name, ‘Hull City AFC’, and badge would be restored to the website and areas around the KCOM Stadium before Monday. It was part of a dialogue to end the fans’ protests but the only promise upheld so far has been to bring ‘Hull City’ back to the club’s social media accounts.

As of Sunday, the official website was still branding the Championship club as Hull City Tigers and the crest on display at the stadium was a tiger’s head with 1904, the date of formation, and ‘Hull City AFC’ missing.

Hull City fans fear promises to restore the club's identity have been broken

Hull City fans fear promises to restore the club's identity have been broken

The club told fans that the name, ‘Hull City AFC’, and badge would be restored to the website but as of Sunday, it was still branding the Championship club as Hull City Tigers

The club told fans that the name, ‘Hull City AFC’, and badge would be restored to the website but as of Sunday, it was still branding the Championship club as Hull City Tigers

These are the latest exchanges in a bitter dispute triggered more than four years ago by the attempt to change the club’s name to Hull Tigers.

The Football Association rejected the name change, so the Allam family put the club up for sale, but they have yet to sell and are still in control with vice-chairman Ehab Allam running the club.

An unpopular membership scheme was introduced which removed concessionary ticket prices for junior and senior fans and this, together with the erosion of the club’s identity, led to protests from fans.

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