Jay Rodriguez reported to FA over alleged comment to Gaetan Bong

West Brom forward Jay Rodriguez has been reported to the Football Association for a remark allegedly made to Brighton defender Gaetan Bong during Saturday’s Premier League match between the two clubs.

Neither manager would comment on the nature of Rodriguez’s alleged comment but it has been reported to the referee and he will be obliged to include in it his report, meaning the matter will be looked into by the FA.

The incident is thought to have taken place during the second half of West Brom’s 2-0 victory.

West Bromwich Albion’s Jay Rodriguez (left), Brighton & Hove Albion’s Lewis Dunk (centre) and Brighton & Hove Albion’s Gaetan Bong (right). Pic: Nick Potts/PA Wire/PA Images

Brighton boss Chris Hughton said: "Gaetan Bong has reported Jay Rodriguez for something that has been said to him. It’s been handled in the correct manner by the referee. The referee is aware of what the allegations are and that will go through to the FA.

"I am aware of the allegations. All I can say is it was dealt with in the correct manner and the nature of the allegations the FA will deal with."

Rodriguez denies the claims against him, according to West Brom boss Alan Pardew.

"There’s been an allegation made by the Brighton full-back to the referee and that allegation will go to the FA," he said.

"I can only say on my behalf, because I haven’t seen the incident, knowing Jay Rodriguez I find it very difficult to understand if I’m honest. Jay Rodriguez claims that the allegation, whatever the allegation is, is untrue."

- PA


More in this Section

Chelsea join race to sign Alexis Sanchez, Jose Mourinho 'relaxed'

Pogba stars as Man United record comfortable win over Stoke

Ulster and Ireland winger Tommy Bowe to retire at the end of the year

Man City end interest in Alexis Sanchez


Today's Stories

O’Neill learns grass may not be greener elsewhere

The most iconic sights in Irish golf

Moran pleads for patience with Clifford

Johann van Graan intent on adding new dimension to Munster

Lifestyle

Hopefully she had an idea...

Power of the press: Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks discuss 'The Post'

What to expect from Call The Midwife

More From The Irish Examiner