There will be no renaming of the Yorkshire club.
The FA Council have rejected the application from Hull City to rename the club Hull Tigers and therefore ends the speculation surrounding the name change.
“The Council’s decision – carried by a 63.5% vote of its members – came after a recommendation from The FA’s Membership Committee,” read the FA statement.
“The Council, which is made up of representatives from across football, fully considered the recommendation and the subsequent responses received from Hull City in reaching its decision.”
There has been talk of changing the name of the club since Egyptian businessman Assem Allam bought the Yorkshire side in 2010.
Last year Allam announced that the rebranding of the Tigers would go ahead and gave his reasoning for the name change.
“Hull City’ is irrelevant…it is common. I want the club to be special. It is about identity. ‘City’ is a lousy identity. ‘Hull City Association Football Club’ is so long,” the 74-year-old was quoted by the Daily Mail.
This caused controversy and outrage among many supporters, although apparently a poll held by the club last week confirmed the majority of supporters did want the name to be altered.
As it is the decision from the FA makes it all irrelevant and the side itself has refused to comment on the outcome.
REACTION TO FA DECISION: The Club will not be making any comment on the outcome of today’s FA meeting #UTT
— Hull City Official (@hullcityteam) April 9, 2014