Hull City AFC to be renamed Hull Tigers

HULL City AFC fans are getting their teeth into the news this morning that owner Assem Allam has confirmed the club will be formally renamed Hull City Tigers from the start of the new season.
The move will do away with the Association Football Club (AFC) moniker which has been part of the Yorkshire club’s name since their formation in 1904.
Egyptian-born businessman Allam said: “Hull City is irrelevant.
“My dislike for the word ‘City’ is because it is common.
“City is also associated with Leicester, Bristol, Manchester and many other clubs.
“I don’t like being like everyone else. I want the club to be special.
“It is about identity. City is a lousy identity. Hull City Association Football Club is so long.”
Is there a faint whiff of “Middlesbro Red And White Sox” here to anyone else?

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