Three years ago today, the Football Association saw fit to rubber stamp the decision of their Membership Committee and reject Hull City AFC’s preposterous idea of changing their name to “Hull Tigers”.
The Allam family were to try again with the idea that would have surely destroyed the club, with an identical lack of success – however, it was on 9th April 2014 that the first formal rejection came.
It already feels as though it’s fading into history, with the abolition of concessions and closure of a stand more recent acts of spite. However, the name change was the first serious rupture with the owners and its repercussions continue to this date, both at City and in the game more widely.
It also represents a colossal and inspiring victory that City fans should forever be proud of.
A very Happy No to Hull Tigers Day!