The Football Association Council has rejected Hull City’s application to change their name to Hull Tigers for the second time.
The Council’s decision – carried by a 69.9% vote of its members – followed the recommendation of the governing body’s membership committee.
The club’s first attempts to change the name were blocked by the council in 2014.
Assem Allam owner Of Hull City warned he would sell Hull if the change does not happen.
Hull were relegated last season from the Premier League, were told last year in March that hey could make a new attempt to change their name.
In a statement : “We always knew that following a change to the FA’s policy, the chances of changing the name were slim, but we also feel it is important to fight for what you believe in and we believe that being called Hull Tigers would be the best strategy for the future.”
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