A tweet posted by Leeds United on Friday morning has highlighted that there is still a big split among the fanbase surrounding Kiko Casilla. 

Casilla was banned for eight games last season after he was found guilty of racist abuse in a Championship game against Charlton.

Many fans expected him to leave this summer after losing his spot in the starting XI to Illan Meslier.

However, Casilla has stayed at Leeds and remains the back-up keeper to Meslier.

On the back of the Premier League’s new No Room For Racism initiative – which featured Kalvin Phillips in a new campaign video – Leeds sent a tweet out on Friday morning.

However, the responses to the tweet showed that fans are split over Casilla remaining at the club.

One fan said that it was “bad taste putting out these messages whilst having made absolutely no comment on Casilla’s offence other than a short statement acknowledging the charge.”

He makes a very good point, irrespective of your view on the subject.

Leeds have remained tight-lipped about the Casilla case since he was found guilty and that surprised MOT Leeds News columnist Paul Robinson, who said the club should have done more.

He wasn’t the only fan to make a point about Casilla staying at the club following the tweet.

However, there were as many comments from Leeds fans who think that the club did nothing wrong with the Casilla issue.

Thankfully, the big majority of Leeds supporters all queued up to criticise one moronic comment, with a fan saying she “will not buy a season ticket when & if stadiums reopen until they stop kneeling and clenching fists for a Markist [sic] Revolutionary Organisation.”

The response from Leeds fans was refreshing to see.

We’re in the camp that would have liked to see Casilla leave this summer.

Racism in football is a real problem and once a player has been found guilty of racist abuse, we think it’s on the club to take internal action.

We’re sad that hasn’t happened in this case.

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