Basket
×

Your basket

Join The FSA

FSF statement on Hull City AFC ballot

This is a story from the FSF archive – the FSF and SD merged to become the FSA in 2019.

FSF STATEMENT ON HULL CITY AFC BALLOT:

The Football Supporters’ Federation said: “Many Hull City fans have already contacted us to express their concerns in relation to the flawed ballot.

“It wasn’t neutrally worded and was a clear attempt to create a ‘yes’ vote. Even then, only one in six season ticket holders has voted yes.

“Fans are also concerned that they were required to identify themselves when voting, hardly surprising since the chairman has been openly hostile to those who disagree with him.

“The club might be allocating FA Cup final tickets soon and some fans who voted ‘no’ fear they’ll have a black mark against their name during the application process. It might even have discouraged some from voting ‘no’ in the first place.

“The ballot was not supervised by an accredited, neutral agency such as the Electoral Reform Society. Did multiple voting occur? Some fans reported IT problems while another fan was told ballot boxes were removed from the stadium early because of a rugby game.

“Hull City’s ballot does not stand up to scrutiny and we have already written to the FA arguing exactly that. The FA’s National Council will look at this issue on Wednesday – they should back their Membership Committee’s recommendation and reject the name change.”

Related Articles

Statement: Hull City Supporters’ Committee minutes

In June 2018 the FSF was invited by Hull City to discuss the club’s membership scheme, which replaced the traditional season ticket model.

Hull City refuse to meet club’s major fan group

Hull City have excluded the largest democratic group at the club from its fan engagement meetings this month, contravening national guidelines on supporter dialogue.

Hull City ST lift the lid on ownership bid

Following on from the press release issued at 5pm on Monday 8th October about a potential bid for Hull City Football Club, we spoke to Geoff Bielby from Hull City Supporters Trust (HCST) on the recent announcement made and what this means for the trust.

Hull City ban journalists for “negative coverage”

While Hull City’s fans might have expected the club leadership’s entire focus to be on the battle for Championship survival they have instead turned their attention to the media – banning local journalists and hitting out at The Athletic for “misleading gossip”.

Funding partners

  • The Football Association
  • Premier Leage Fans Fund

Partners

  • Gamble Aware
  • Co-operatives UK
  • FSE
  • Kick It Out
  • Level Playing Field
  • Living Wage Foundation
  • SD Europe