‘You’re black and you stink’-West Brom striker Rodriguez abuses Cameroon international Gaeton Bong

*West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez accused of racially abusing G. Bong by allegedly saying: ‘You’re black and you stink’

West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez has denied the racial allegations against him
The FA will launch an investigation into Gaetan Bong’s allegations on Monday
The Brighton defender made a complaint to the referee after the pair clashed
Rodriguez has denied telling Bong ‘you’re black and you stink’ in Saturday’s win
The FA has opened an investigation into allegations of racism against Jay Rodriguez made by Brighton’s Gaetan Bong.

The defender complained to referee Martin Atkinson on the hour in Saturday’s game after West Bromwich’s Rodriguez pinched his nose and wafted a hand during a confrontation. He is alleged to have told Bong ‘You’re black and you stink’.

Bong gave his version of events on French television last night.

‘There was a lot of tension between the players because it was an important game,’ Bong told SFR Sport.

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‘He was upset because I blocked him and after that he said some words. He said racist comments.

‘I looked for the referee to tell him. First the referee told me to get back in position. I didn’t accept that so easily. I am a black man. We’re in 2018 and we cannot tolerate this. I hope there will be sanctions.’

Bong added: ‘He did that because of the colour of my skin. I asked him to repeat what he said and I think he realised what he said and tried to limit the damage. And I replied to him, “No, what you said was racist”.

Rodriguez allegedly told Bong ‘You’re black and you stink’ after the pair clashed on Saturday +7
Rodriguez allegedly told Bong ‘You’re black and you stink’ after the pair clashed on Saturday
The West Brom forward pinched his nose and wafted his hand during a confrontation
The West Brom forward pinched his nose and wafted his hand during a confrontation
‘At the end of the game he tried to say, “No I didn’t say that”. But I said, “You can’t say that. Not to a human being. And most of all not to a black man, at this period, with everything that is happening in the world”.’

Rodriguez vehemently denies any wrongdoing. A source said he was ‘deeply upset’ such an accusation has been made.

The FA will study Atkinson’s match report before deciding whether to take action.

West Brom boss Alan Pardew said: ‘I know Jay so well, I find it hard to believe. He says it is untrue.’

Brighton boss Chris Hughton confirmed: ‘Bong has reported Jay Rodriguez for something that was said to him.’

The Football Association will launch an investigation into the allegations on Monday
The incident overshadowed West Brom ending their 20-match winless run with goals from defenders Jonny Evans and Craig Dawson.

Evans’s header from a Matt Phillips corner could be a parting gift for West Brom, should Manchester City or Arsenal meet Pardew’s asking price this week.

Meanwhile, Hughton is looking to sign at least one forward after another limp Brighton attacking display.

After Bong made his complaint to refeere Martin Atkinson, who filed in his match report +7
After Bong made his complaint to refeere Martin Atkinson, who filed in his match report
West Brom boss Alan Pardew said after the match he ‘finds the allegations hard to believe’ +7
West Brom boss Alan Pardew said after the match he ‘finds the allegations hard to believe’
Source:dailymail.co.uk


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