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Jay Rodriguez charged with allegedly racially abusing Gaetan Bong

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.

The incident refers to a match between West Brom and Brighton on January 13th.

The FA’s statement said “It is alleged he used abusive and/or insulting words [towards’s Brighton’s Gaetan Bong] which included a reference to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race.”

Rodriguez has until February 16th 2018 to respond.

Rodriguez took to social media to deny the allegations, saying: “Absolutely gutted and in disbelief at the situation I find myself in.”

“Richard Garlick, Albion’s Director of Football Administration, said: ‘As a club we remain fully supportive and committed to backing Jay throughout this process.’

“Jay has until February 16 to respond to the charge.”

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