FA finds allegations of racial abuse by Jay Rodriguez ‘not proven’

FA finds allegations of racial abuse by Jay Rodriguez ‘not proven’

The Football Association has confirmed a charge the West Brom forward Jay Rodriguez racially abused Brighton’s Gaëtan Bong has been found “not proven” after an independent regulatory commission hearing. The striker, who has one England cap, had been accused of using “abusive and/or insulting words which included a reference to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race” towards Bong in Albion’s Premier League victory in mid-January. Rodriguez appeared to pinch his nose after the clash between the players and his opponent then spoke to the referee. In his evidence, Bong had…

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