PHOTOS: Hull City supporters stage 1904 protest against owners

Fans held aloft face masks of Ehab Allam
Fans held aloft face masks of Ehab Allam
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A section of Hull City’s supporters staged a protest against the club’s owners, the Allam family, during Saturday tea-time’s televised Championship encounter with Nottingham Forest.

A number of fans held a protest march outside the KCOM Stadium prior to kick-off in opposition at the running of the club.

And then during the game, as the clock reached 19 minutes and 04 seconds - in representation of the club’s formation in 1904 - fans in the North Stand threw yellow squeezy balls onto the pitch, forcing play to be stopped for a couple of minutes.

The protest bore resemblance to when City fans hurled hundreds of tennis balls onto the pitch during a League Cup game away to Bolton Wanderers in 1998, to send a message out to then owner David Lloyd.

The protest had been planned to coincide with the televised coverage on Sky.

Supporters also chanted ‘We want Allams out’ and ‘City til I die’.

Jordan Smith amongst the sea of yellow balls during the fans 19th minute protest.

Jordan Smith amongst the sea of yellow balls during the fans 19th minute protest.

As has been the case since the end of the 2014-15 season, neither Assem or Ehab Allam were in attendance at the game.

Stewards and players clear the pitch of the yellow balls thrown during the fans 19th minute protest.

Stewards and players clear the pitch of the yellow balls thrown during the fans 19th minute protest.

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