Jay Rodriguez and Gaetan Bong

Rodriguez has made 25 appearances for Albion this season, scoring four goals

West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez says he is “in disbelief” after being charged with alleged racial abuse of Brighton defender Gaetan Bong.

Cameroon international Bong claimed the incident took place during West Brom’s 2-0 win at The Hawthorns on 13 January.

Rodriguez pinched his nose after they clashed, before Bong told the referee.

West Brom say they will “fully support” the England international, who has until 16 February to respond to the Football Association.

“Absolutely gutted and in disbelief at the situation I find myself in,” Rodriguez tweeted.