West Brom’s Jay Rodriguez looks to the future after Gaëtan Bong case
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• The truth always comes out, adds Albion striker• Winner at Old Trafford a good start for 28-year-old

Jay Rodriguez wants to move on after a Football Association charge of racially abusing Brighton’s Gaëtan Bong was found not to be not proven, with the West Bromwich Albion forward saying “the truth always comes out”.

Rodriguez has been under added duress for three months after being accused of making an alleged comment to the Brighton defender when the sides met on 13 January. Continue...


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