12 January 2012
Jimmy Bullard suing Hull City for £2.5m
Footballer Jimmy Bullard is pursuing a seven-figure compensation claim against Hull City following a grievance that resulted in his sacking last August.
The midfielder - who now plays for Ipswich Town - had his employment terminated by the Tigers following an incident on a pre-season tour of Slovenia and the club's accounts have revealed their former player is therefore seeking £2.5 million in damages.
Bullard had two years remaining on his contract with Hull at the time, but his breach of the club's disciplinary code was deemed serious enough by senior officials at the club to warrant him being fired.
The 33-year-old - who has also previously represented clubs such as Wigan Athletic and Fulham - decided to take legal action against his former employer, but Hull are confident they will not have to award any compensation.
Their accounts stated "[we are] of the opinion that the company has a valid defence" to Bullard's claim.
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Posted by Francesca Witney