Jay Rodriguez charged by FA over alleged racial abuse

West Bromwich Albion striker Jay Rodriguez was charged by the FA on Thursday following allegations he racially abused Brighton and Hove Albion defender Gaetan Bong during a Premier League match last month.Cameroon international Bong said Rodriguez abused him during West Brom’s 2-0 home win last month.

“Jay Rodriguez has been charged following an incident during the West Bromwich Albion versus Brighton and Hove Albion match on 13 January 2018,” the FA said in a statement.

“It is alleged he used abusive and/or insulting words which included a reference to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race.”

“As a club we remain fully supportive and committed to backing Jay throughout this process,” West Brom Director of Football Administration Richard Garlick said in a statement on the club website.

Rodriguez, 28, has until February 16 to respond to the charge.

Felix Asoha

Felix Asoha is a journalist with 8yrs experience in both local and international media. Currently works at Biblia Husema and Truth FM in Nairobi. Formerly an editor at Pamoja FM in Kibera. Reports on Good governance, Security, Human Interest stories. Loves Sports and politics.

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