Jay Rodriguez reveals family struggles after being accused of racially abusing Brighton defender Gaetan Bong

Jay Rodriguez reveals family struggles after being accused of racially abusing Brighton defender Gaetan Bong

The West Brom forward was cleared of all charges made by Brighton defender Gaetan Bong after the two clashed during their Premier League game in January. The FA announced on Friday that the Independent Regulatory Commission "determined that on the balance of…

Jay Rodriguez vows to fight on and clear his name over clash with Gaetan Bong – even after FA throw out racism charge

Jay Rodriguez vows to fight on and clear his name over clash with Gaetan Bong – even after FA throw out racism charge

An Independent Regulatory Commission ruled a charge of discriminatory conduct relating to a bust-up with Brighton’s Gaetan Bong was “not proven”. Rodriguez denied Bong’s claim that he said: “You’re black and you stink.” The West Brom striker, who pinched his own nose…

Jay Rodriguez cleared of racially abusing Brighton ace Gaetan Bang after character references from Mauricio Pochettino and Eddie Howe

Jay Rodriguez cleared of racially abusing Brighton ace Gaetan Bang after character references from Mauricio Pochettino and Eddie Howe

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, who was the striker's boss at Southampton, and Bournemouth head coach Eddie Howe both gave character references to support the 28-year-old. And now the governing body has revealed he has escaped a potential five-match ban after an incident…