It’s a new season and Leeds United are back in the Premier League but that doesn’t mean that fans have let up on criticising goalkeeper Kiko Casilla.
Casilla, 33, made the headlines for all the wrong reasons in Leeds’ historic promotion-winning season after being hit with an eight-match ban for racially abusing Jonathan Leko.
Many would have assumed that the Spaniard’s ban would lead to him being sold by Leeds after the season ended but after his ban was over, Marcelo Bielsa handed the ex-Real Madrid goalkeeper an appearance and has since been using him in pre-season.
Casilla started in between the sticks against Portuguese side Pacos de Ferreira at Thorp Arch on Saturday afternoon and as soon as fans saw a clip of the away side’s goal, they were less than sympathetic for the rusty shot-stopper.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
— Dave ➐ (@DAVIDLUFC_) September 5, 2020
Is he actually worse now than last season ?
— Keith Kelly (@keith_kelly30) September 5, 2020
Don’t rate him at all, never have done, he’s a liability
— Andy Firth (@AndrewFirth21) September 5, 2020
That is embarrassing! He's not good enough for Sunday league
— Thomas Steed (@tsteed97) September 5, 2020
— ⚪️⚪️LuFc_MoT⚪️⚪️ (@LuFc___MoT) September 5, 2020
— Toby Brannan (@TobyBrannan3) September 5, 2020
@Alex68937341 look at this clown 🤡
— Ben Radcliffe (@Ben64611) September 5, 2020
— Craig Hartgen (@hartgen) September 5, 2020
Sell Kiko, absolutely useless
— Louis 🇫🇷🏴 (@louis_wr) September 5, 2020
It was a horrific piece of goalkeeping by Casilla.
He came out to the side of the goal with absolutely zero conviction and simply allowed Pacos to get themselves on the scoresheet.
Casilla should’ve been sold by Leeds by now.
Of course, the racism ban is the main reason behind that but when you also consider his form on the pitch, he simply isn’t good enough to be able to stand firm in the Premier League.
We, like these fans, would gladly see the back of him.
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