Advertisement

West Brom's Jay Rodriguez cleared of racial abuse charge

West Brom's Jay Rodriguez cleared of racial abuse charge
From ESPN - April 13, 2018

West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez has been cleared of a charge of alleged racial abuse.

The 28-year-old was accused of using "abusive and/or insulting words which included a reference to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race" towards Brighton's Gaetan Bong during Albion's 2-0 win in January.

Rodriguez denied what he described as a "false allegation" and requested a personal hearing, which took place at Wembley on Wednesday.

A statement released by the Football Association on Friday afternoon read: "Having considered all the evidence, the Independent Regulatory Commission determined that on the balance of probabilities the allegation was not proven."

The FA stressed there had been "no suggestion by any party involved in this case that this was a malicious or fabricated complaint," and said it was "completely satisfied that this was a complaint made in absolute good faith."

Advertisement

Continue reading at ESPN »