Anyone Want A Premiership Club For Nowt?

Last updated : 12 September 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

Hull owner Assem Allam claims he will give the club away for nothing if he cannot sell or win an appeal over his controversial 'Tigers' rebrand.

The outspoken Egyptian made a rare appearance in front of the media on Thursday to address growing speculation over his future and made a number of revelations.

First he announced that the club had been on the market since April 10 - less than a day after the Football Association Council rejected his proposal to rename the team Hull Tigers.

Secondly, the 75-year-old confirmed he had taken the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and hoped to have the verdict overturned.

Then, midway through a dizzying 45-minute press conference littered with obscure metaphors, he was asked what he would do if he could not find a buyer or persuade CAS to back his name change.

Assem Allam: "Give it away.

"Out means I'm out. Have I ever said something and gone back on it?

"I am a man of principles. Money doesn't come into it."