The FA have charged Jay Rodriguez for racially abusing Gaetan Bong in West Brom’s clash with Brighton last month.
Twitter: Breaking: FA charges West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez with racially abusing Brighton’s Gaetan Bong in game in January (@RobHarris)
Rodriguez is in a good vein of form for West Brom but has been caught up in an investigation from the FA, after Seagulls defender Bong insisted that his allegations of racism were to be looked in to.
It’s been claimed that Rodriguez told Bong that he “stinks” because of his skin colour, which has prompted the official charges from the FA.
Twitter: England international Rodriguez has strongly denied he was racist after claims he’d said he “stinks because he is black”. (@MirrorDarren)
Rodriguez has been quick to deny these allegations since they were made by Bong but it seems the FA have seen fit to refute the player’s arguments and formally charge him on the grounds of racism.