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 By PA Sport

Brighton's Chris Hughton praises FA after condemning Gaetan Bong's boo-boys

Brighton manager Chris Hughton believes small sections of the Burnley crowd were shameful in their treatment of Gaetan Bong.

Brighton manager Chris Hughton has lauded the Football Association after they condemned the Burnley supporters who booed Gaeten Bong last weekend.

Bong accused Jay Rodriguez, the former Burnley player who is now with West Brom, of racial abuse during a match at the turn of the year.

That charge was not proven, but the FA stressed it was "made in absolute good faith."

Bong, however, was jeered at Turf Moor and subjected to chants, with Hughton describing the actions of the Burnley supporters as "shameful."

Speaking ahead of Brighton's Premier League match against Manchester United on Friday, Hughton said: "The FA has been excellent right through the process that we went through. Our communication with them has been excellent."

Asked if Bong had been affected by the boos, Hughton added: "He is a very strong character and that was shown by his performance at the weekend."

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