Having considered last week’s Hull City statement following the recent concessions ballot, Hull City Supporters Trust (HCST) have written to the club regarding the current situation. We would now like to place on record our position.
Firstly, we are calling for the club to be completely transparent regarding the previous ballot. The result should be released and acted upon as a starting point. No minimum turnout was ever mentioned before the ballot, so to declare it void after the event on that basis is entirely undemocratic and casts doubt upon the legitimacy of the process.
Although we won’t tell supporters how to use their vote, we don’t believe it’s worth voting in a second ballot on the basis that the club can arbitrarily declare it void at their own discretion.
The Supporters Committee, which was not consulted on this second ballot in any way, should be reconvened in line with EFL guidelines. There should then be the opportunity for the committee to propose changes to the pricing model or come up with a new model. We have suggested this in our communications to the club.
The Football Supporters Federation and Supporters Direct have been fully updated with the current situation and have offered their support.
As always, once we have received a response from the club addressing our concerns we will update our members and supporters.