Football: Allam puts Hull up for sale

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Owner Assem Allam has announced that Hull City is up for sale as a result of the FA’s refusal to allow him to change the club’s name.
The Egyptian businessman says the club was put on the market five months ago, after his attempt to re-name the team Hull Tigers was blocked.
Allam brought Hull in 2010 when the club was in a perilous financial position and his funding has since helped to build a squad which reached the Premier League last year and the FA Cup final in the spring.
However, he was also behind the controversial renaming plan, which was thrown out by the Football Association Council in April.
Allam says the club was put up for sale 22 hours after that decision was reached, although the FA verdict may yet be reversed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Speaking to the media at the KC Stadium on Thursday, Allam said: “We have begun appeal of decision. Until conclusion of either sale or appeal, we will remain committed to the club.
“If it comes to selling, I will sell with tears in my eyes, because I haven’t finished.”
Allam has not revealed what price he is hoping to obtain for the Club.

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