Hull City Association Football Club was founded in 1904 and the club has been calling itself Hull City since then.They traditionally play in black and amber, often with a striped shirt design, hence their nickname The Tigers.The club’s mascot is Roary the Tiger.
Aseem Allam– who has invested over 70 million pounds in reviving the club – wants to change the name to Hull City Tigers.
There are a good number of people who think that ‘Hull City Tigers’ is a more catchy name than ‘Hull City ‘ And there also are a significant amount of people who don’t want to tamper with historical names and tradtion.
There is an online petition you can sign here if you want to be on the side of those who don’t want any change in the name .
Aseem Allam’s reply to the tiger opposers is….
“I’m a simple man. Do they want me to stay? If it’s ‘No thank you’, fine, in 24 hours the club is for sale… I do not put in one more pound.”
The controversy over changing the historical name of the club overshadowed the historical victory that they scored over Liverpool over the weekend- which is an awful pity.
It remains to be seen how this will play out.
If the name does get changed the opposers may take consolation from the fact that at last count there were at least 22 South African Football clubs who have changed their names with impunity.