Hull City owner says fans can 'die as soon as they want' in response to protests
The plans to change Hull's name have not gone down well with fans, and it seems the owner is not impressed
Relations between Hull City fans and the owner of their club have hit a new low after Dr. Assem Allam stated that the fans are "hooligans" as a result of their protests.
They have been protesting his plans to change the name of the club with banners and chants proclaiming "Hull City 'til I die", which has lead Allam to proclaim that they "can die as soon as they want" provided they leave the club to majority of fans who want to watch good football, when speaking to The Independent
These comments are a pretty obvious PR disaster for the chairman, who also added that he would not put any more money into the club if the supporters don't agree with his policies and decisions. He deemed the protests as distracting and unhelpful, but there will certainly be some fall out from his comments as this story unfolds.
Against Liverpool today, they continued their protests by singing and unveiling banners at the 19 minute mark, but that quickly turned to cheers as Jake Livermore scored the opener shortly afterwards. Liverpool responded well through a Steven Gerrard free kick, and the scores remained level up to half time.