Leeds goalkeeper Kiko Casilla charged with alleged racist abuse of Charlton striker Jonathan Leko

Evening Standard Sports 1 week ago

Leeds United goalkeeper Kiko Casilla has been charged by the FA for allegedly racially abusing Charlton Athletic striker Jonathan Leko.

The alleged discrimination took place during Charlton’s 1-0 win over Leeds at the Valley on September 28.

Spanish goalkeeper Casilla denies the allegation and has until November 12 to respond to the charge.

The FA said in a statement: “Kiko Casilla has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3. It is alleged that the Leeds United goalkeeper used abusive and/or insulting words towards a Charlton Athletic player during an EFL Championship fixture on 28 September 2019. 

“It is further alleged that the words constitute an “Aggravated Breach”, which is defined in Rule E3(2), as they made reference to race and/or colour and/or ethnic origin. Kiko Casilla has until 12 November 2019 to provide a response.”

Leko is on loan at Charlton from West Brom. Charlton forward Macauley Bonne, who scored the winner for Charlton in the game, said after the match: “There was one thing that happened today that I will not mention until it comes out later.” 

Casilla was at fault for the winning goal when he parried a Tom Lockyer shot into the back of Bonne before the ball trickled over the line.

Leeds said in a statement: “Kiko strenuously denies the allegation and has proactively worked with the FA during their investigation to date. The next step of this process will be a personal hearing, in the meantime Kiko will remain available for selection.”


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