Millionaire Hull owner 'to take 500 fans on all expenses paid holiday to five-star resort in Turkey this summer'
HUNDREDS of lucky Hull City fans will be taken on a luxury all-expenses-paid holiday to Turkey by the club's millionaire owner.
Acun Ilicali confirmed a hoard of supporters will be taken on an all inclusive trip to a five-star resort in Antalya this summer during a Q&A event with fans.
According to Hull Live, the winners will be drawn from a lottery, good causes and charities.
It's understood those who've attended the most Hull games this season will be at the front of the queue.
A private jet will fly the guests from Humberside Airport.
The flamboyant Turkish millionaire will host the guests with more details to be revealed in the coming days,
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The popular TV tycoon, who has over 31 million followers on Instagram, took over at Hull from the Allam family after striking a £30million deal to buy the Championship club in January.
Ilicali, dubbed the Turkish Simon Cowell, said after attending his first game at Hull's MKM Stadium: "I wanted to know how it felt to be there, and again I got more than I was expecting, of course.
“What I know is that the stadium isn’t as full for regular games, and make this atmosphere the same I think it’s going to be a big driving force to help the team get higher in the league.
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“I would expect our supporters to support the team because as I’ve said before, they are a key part of the club and we want to make good things happen for them, we are a family and we need their support.
“It was a fantastic atmosphere, but I want this level of support throughout the season.
“The warm welcome from the supporters was very important for me, I cannot say I was not expecting it because you get the energy from the supporters on social media, so I know they would welcome me.
“I appreciated it from the bottom of my heart, and I will be fully focussed on making the supporters happy.
“Seeing the stadium full of black and amber colours, plus Turkish flags makes me feel I’m in heaven, this is something which is extremely exciting.
“I’m not only very happy for myself and for the club, but for also the people of my country because this is something very unique.
“We’re going to make this one of the biggest relationships between the city and the country we’ve seen in English football, and I hope it will see City have more and more supporters around the world.
"We are planning to have surprises for the fans which will be the first time in football history, we hope to make them happy."
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The new Hull owner has also revealed that major Turkish beer brand Efes are in talks over a sponsorship deal with the club.
The 52-year-old added that he is looking to bring in three major brands to help promote the Tigers across Europe.
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