Leeds goalkeeper banned for eight games for racism

The Leeds goalkeeper was banned for eight games and he has to pay £60,000 due to racist comment made to Jonathan Leko.

Kiko Casilla made those racist comments during the game with Charlton back in September. The racist comments were made to Jonathan Leko, Charlton winger.

Leko made an allegation against after the game in September and the FA made an investigation for racism.

The former Real Madrid goalkeeper has denied that he has made such comments, but the FA found him guilty and charged him with £60,000, eight matches suspension and the 33-years old goalkeeper must attend to education session.

The FA statement was released on Friday and will take immediate effect, which means that Kiko Casilla won't play against Hull City this weekend.

The FA statement said: "Kiko Casilla has been suspended for eight matches with immediate effect, fined £60,000 and must attend face-to-face education after a breach of FA Rule E3(2) was found proven by an independent Regulatory Commission."

Of course, the Leeds goalkeeper responded to the verdict saying that he is innocent and add that the last five months had been been the most difficult ones in his professional career.

"I feel truly sad and devastated for being accused of making supposedly a racist comment during last September's match vs Charlton," said Casilla in a message on his Twitter.

Leeds also made a statement saying: “Kiko Casilla was banned for 8 games.

“We would like to make it clear that we don't tolerate any form of discrimination.

“However, Kiko has always denied making any racist comment."

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