Hull City manager Steve Bruce has jumped to the defence of club chairman Assem Allam and believes he was misunderstood in his recent interview where he was quoted as saying ‘fans can go and die’.
The fans of the newly-promoted club are not happy with the thought of their football club changing their name to Hull City Tigers, and over recent months, a group have been protesting against the owner and against the name change.
Last week it was then reported that Allam had an interview and made a shocking outburst aimed at the protesters by claiming that if they are not happy they can go and die. He also branded them as hooligans and not real supporters.
Despite the comments, Bruce has given his support to the chairman and insists that his quotes were mixed up.
“I think what he was saying was he needs the situation to die, not the supporters to go away and die,” Bruce told BBC Radio 5 live.
“I think there’s a misinterpretation.”
“The owner’s been [in Hull] 45 years, and I’m not making excuses here, but if you speak to him he still hasn’t quite grasped the English language.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles