WATCH: Sponge balls delay match in Hull fan protest against Allam family

Hull fans protest

Nouha Dicko fired Hull City to a timely victory as they beat Sheffield United 1-0 against a backdrop of fan protests.

Hull supporters have long been frustrated with the ownership of Assem Allam and their protests spilled onto the pitch with 19.04 on the clock – marking the year in which the club was formed – as sponge balls were thrown onto surface and whistles were blown.

Further whistles and chants of “we want Allam out” came on the 30-minute mark, and the fans had little first-half action to support with Evandro coming the closest to breaking the deadlock.

Dicko forced Jamal Blackman into a fine save with a stinging drive from range, before the forward fired in from close range in the 55th minute from the resulting corner for his 50th goal in English football.

Hit play on the video link above to watch the home supporters’ first-half protest.