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Premier League Refuse to Endorse Hull Tigers Name Change

hull tigers daily mail 600x300 Premier League Refuse to Endorse Hull Tigers Name Change

After Hull City announced yesterday that they’re changing their club name from Hull City AFC (in the UK) and Hull City Tigers (internationally), the Premier League has revealed to The Daily Mail that the new club name won’t be endorsed for the upcoming season.

A Premier League spokesperson said:

“We have not been informed of a change in the name of the actual club, it is the company name that has changed. They will still be known as Hull City as far as the Premier League is concerned when results or fixtures are published.  We understand the move is more to do with their international reputation.

“If any club wanted to change the club name we would talk to them and see what processes of consultation [with supporters] they had gone through.”

So while Hull City can change their logo and refer to themselves as Hull City Tigers on their own club website, don’t expect to see the changes adopted by Hull City supporters or the media worldwide unless they want to poke fun at the club.

Hats off to the Premier League for stating they would want to find out how the supporters were involved in any name change process.

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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One Response to Premier League Refuse to Endorse Hull Tigers Name Change

  1. Matt says:

    Talk about getting saved from themselves.

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