Cape Town - Chris Hughton has called for the FA to clamp down on derogatory chanting after Gaetan Bong was targeted by West Brom fans.
The Brighton defender was subjected to boos and chants when he came
on as a substitute in the Seagulls' 3-1 extra time FA Cup fourth round
It was his first return to The Hawthorns after he accused Baggies striker Jay Rodriguez of a racist comment last season.
Rodriguez was charged by the Football Association but the allegation
was 'not proven' having claimed he told Bong his breath smelled, with
Albion fans singing Bong was a ‘smelly b******’ on Wednesday.
'It’s down the authorities and governors of our game, and what we see
and hear, for people to deal with,' said Hughton, who called the booing
of Bong by Burnley fans in support of former player Rodriguez last
‘It’s not nice but the game has done very well in recent years in
picking up on anything they need to and the original case was dealt with
very well by the FA.
'You are going to hear things you think are unfair and don’t want to hear and that then becomes the responsibility of others.
'I heard them, it’s difficult not to but I prefer to talk about the individual.
We have an outstanding individual and our support goes to our players.'