Jay Rodriguez wants to move on after a Football Association charge of racially abusing Brighton’s Gaetan Bong was found not to be not proven, with the West Brom forward saying “the truth always comes out”.
The 28-year-old has been playing with a cloud over his head for four months after being accused of using making an alleged comment to the Brighton defender when the sides met in January.
The FA announced on Friday that the Independent Regulatory Commission “determined that on the balance of probabilities the allegation was not proven” against Rodriguez.
“I am always a great believer that the truth always comes out and it has,” the forward told BBC WM.
“Now we can move on and I can just carry on working hard for the team.”
Rodriguez certainly did that on Sunday, capping a fine display with the goal that secured rock-bottom West Brom a shock 1-0 win at Manchester United – and Manchester City the Premier League title.
“It’s amazing,” he said.
“You always dream as a young lad to come here and score and to get the winner against a great side at a great stadium was really good.
“At the end we were knackered. We worked our socks off and created a lot of chances and we definitely deserved the win.
“I have never not believed. We need to believe still – especially coming here and showing that – we can go and beat anyone. We need to keep that between us and keep working.”
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