Leeds keeper Kiko Casilla hit with FA charge for alleged comments to Charlton striker Jonathan Leko

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Leeds Kiko Casilla has been charged by the FA for alleged comments made to Charlton striker Jonathan Leko in September’s match at The Valley.

The FA are understood to have interviewed Leko, on loan from West Bromwich Albion, and Addicks striker Macauley Bonne.

Casilla has been charged with a breach of FA rule E3.

An FA statement said: “It is alleged that, contrary to rule E3(1), 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 November 12 2019 to provide a response.”

Reports have claimed that Casilla could be hit with up to a 12-match ban if found guilty.

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