GAETAN BONG has warned the boo boys who berate him it will only backfire.

Bong’s every touch was jeered when he came on as a substitute in Albion’s FA Cup fourth round replay win at West Brom on Wednesday.

The rough reception stems from Bong accusing Baggies’ Jay Rodriguez of making a racist remark in the 2-0 Premier League defeat at the Hawthorns 13 months ago.

The FA case against Burnley-born Rodriguez was not proven, which in legal terms meant there was insufficient evidence to reach a verdict.

The fallout from the race row continued when left-back Bong incurred the wrath of the Burnley fans when Albion went to Turf Moor last season.

But the defender says the stick he gets is counter-productive as he prepares for Burnley’s visit tomorrow.

Bong told The Argus: “I remember when I went to Burnley last year they were very friendly with me!

“But you know I enjoy it.

“I have this character, things like that never touch me.

“The more you batter me, the more you give me motivation to be tough with your players. This is your choice.

“If you’re nice with me then maybe I will be a little bit easy.”

Bong claims the Burnley boos were just water off a duck’s back.

He added: “Last year, it was a shame for people who were on the outside but I enjoyed it.

“It’s the same if someone came to Brighton and something had happened, the fans won’t be so nice with them.

“I enjoyed the game and was laughing at the same time because their fans were just behind their players and team. They did the job but I did my job on the pitch and that was the most important part.”