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Allam threatens to walk out on Hull

Hull City boss Assem Allam at one of his club's matches.
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Hull owner Assem Allam has threatened to walk out on the club if the FA fails back his plans to change the club's name.

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Allam wants the club to drop the 'City' from its name and be known as Hull Tigers - a move that has provoked widespread opposition from the club's fans.

However, Allam is unrepentant and says he will pull his investment out of Hull "within 24 hours" if his plans are blocked.

"No-one on earth is allowed to question my business decisions - I won't allow it," he told Sky Sports News. "And I'll give you my CV to give you comfort and show you what I have achieved.

"I'm here to save the club and manage the club for the benefit of the community - it will never, ever be the other way around - take it from me.

"But the community can say "go away" and I will go within 24 hours."

When asked what would happen if the FA said he could not change the club's name, Allam said: "The same thing. It's a free country. There are no two ways about it - I have never said something and then gone back on it."

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