Sport 'Relief' for Rodriguez as striker cleared of racism charge against Bong

03:00  17 april  2018
03:00  17 april  2018 Source:   Goal.com

Rodriguez relieved with racial abuse verdict

  Rodriguez relieved with racial abuse verdict After a charge of discriminatory misconduct against Jay Rodriguez was found not proven, the West Brom striker spoke of his relief.West Brom forward Jay Rodriguez says he is relieved after being cleared of a charge of alleged racial abuse.

Jay Rodriguez has been cleared over his charge of racial abuse after an independent regulatory commission ruled there was insufficient evidence to prove Gaetan Bong ’s allegations. The West Bromwich Albion striker had maintained his innocence throughout and received personal support

Jay Rodriguez has been cleared of racially abusing Gaëtan Bong after an FA commission found the allegations unproven. The FA charged Rodriguez and argued that the striker was not racist but that he uttered those words “out of a sense of frustration or in a momentary loss of temper”.

Jay Rodriguez: West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez© Provided by Goal West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez

West Brom forward Jay Rodriguez says he is relieved after being cleared of a charge of alleged racial abuse.

Rodriguez was charged by the Football Association (FA) with using "abusive and/or insulting words which included a reference to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race" towards Brighton and Hove Albion defender Gaetan Bong during a Premier League game in January.

But an independent regulatory commission found the accusation made against the England international could not be proven.

Bong said in a statement posted on Twitter he was "disappointed" with the verdict, but Rodriguez is glad to have cleared his name.

Rodriguez relieved with racial abuse verdict

  Rodriguez relieved with racial abuse verdict After a charge of discriminatory misconduct against Jay Rodriguez was found not proven, the West Brom striker spoke of his relief.West Brom forward Jay Rodriguez says he is relieved after being cleared of a charge of alleged racial abuse.

Jay Rodriguez has been cleared of racially abusing Brighton & Hove Albion defender Gaetan Bong . But Rodriguez denied the allegation against him and requested a personal hearing with the FA on Wednesday, where his charge of discriminatory misconduct was found “not proven” by an

West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez will not face punishment for an alleged racist incident against Brighton and Hove Albion. The Gulls’ Gaetan Bong claimed that Rodriguez racially abused him during a Jan. 13 match, and Rodriguez was charged by the Football Association.

"It has been a difficult and strained period for me and my family because this allegation brought a serious and damaging slur on my character," Rodriguez said in a statement released via social media.

"It has been equally difficult to remain silent throughout the FA process, but I do wish to express firstly my relief that I have been exonerated and second my support for the fight against racism in whatever form it is expressed.

"I have maintained my innocence from the moment Gaetan Bong made the allegation. I bear him no ill will, but I was disappointed that he chose to publicly condemn me on the platforms of open media before the evidence had been presented to an independent tribunal.

"Now that I have been cleared, I would like to emphasise so there can be no doubt that I did not utter the words of which I was accused. I did not use any language that alluded to race and I can only repeat my view that Gaetan misheard our exchange during the game.

Rodriguez relieved with racial abuse verdict

  Rodriguez relieved with racial abuse verdict After a charge of discriminatory misconduct against Jay Rodriguez was found not proven, the West Brom striker spoke of his relief.West Brom forward Jay Rodriguez says he is relieved after being cleared of a charge of alleged racial abuse.

West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez said he is “in disbelief” after the Football Association charged him over his clash with Brighton’s Gaetan Bong . Cameroonian defender Bong posted a since-deleted comment on his own Twitter feed after the match against West Brom, writing: “Some words should

A charge that West Brom forward Jay Rodriguez racially abused Brighton defender Gaetan Bong has been found “not proven” by the Football Association. “It wasn’t clear to me what he said because I wasn’t concentrating on him any more, but it caught my attention so I focused back on him.

"I am grateful for all the colleagues and former managers and coaches who spoke up for me at the hearing. I would also like to thank West Bromwich Albion, my team-mates, the staff and the fans for the fantastic support they have offered me during this unpleasant process.

"Finally, I would like to underline my support for the continuing battle of any forms of discrimination. There is no place for it in any walk of life and I am relieved and pleased that after an exhaustive, thorough and fair process, I am cleared of this stain on my character and reputation."

Rodriguez scored the winner as West Brom boosted their slim Premier League survival hopes with a shock 1-0 win at Manchester United on Sunday, a result that saw Manchester City crowned champions.

West Brom striker Rodriguez cleared over FA charge .
The Football Association has confirmed a charge of discriminatory misconduct against West Brom's Jay Rodriguez has been found not proven.West Brom forward Jay Rodriguez has been cleared of a Football Association (FA) charge of alleged racial abuse by an independent regulatory commission.

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