Focus on Asia

What's in a name?

August 18, 2013
By John Duerden
Asia was agog. Sports announcers breathlessly relayed the news, internet forums crashed under the weight of traffic, advertising executives cut short lunch breaks, shirts were ordered by the thousand and city zoos were ready for sponsorship deals with certain big cat enclosures. The creaking was heard around the world as millions of football allegiances shifted simultaneously. Everything changed when Hull City changed their name to Hull City Tigers.

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