Rodriguez vindicated over racism charge verdict

EPL By: Ambrose Udeme | 16/04/2018

West Bromwich Albion striker Jay Rodriguez believes the "truth always comes out" after a charge he racially abused Brighton's Gaetan Bong was found to be not proven by the Football Association, according to BBC Sports.

The incident involving Cameroon international Bong took place during a Premier League game on January, 13.

A charge that West Brom forward Jay Rodriguez racially abused Brighton defender Gaetan Bong has been found "not proven" by the Football Association.

Cameroon international Bong said the incident took place during the Baggies' 2-0 win at The Hawthorns on 13 January.

Speaking after the charge was ruled on by the FA, the Baggies man said: "It's been extremely difficult for me and my family on a serious allegation and subject.

"I am always a great believer that the truth always comes out and it has. Now we can move on and I can just carry on working hard for the team." said Rodriguez who scored Albion's winner against Manchester United on Sunday.

The Baggies' 1-0 win meant Manchester City became Premier League champions, boosted bottom-of-the-table Albion's slim chances of avoiding relegation.

They are now nine points from safety with just four games remaining, starting with Liverpool's visit to The Hawthorns this Saturday.

England international Rodriguez scored his 11th goal of the season when the home side failed to clear Chris Brunt's corner.