By Craig Scott

6th Mar, 2020 | 10:00am

'Disgraceful', 'Absolute joke' - Some Leeds fans blast their own club after Bielsa press conference

Leeds United fans are furious with the club after Marcelo Bielsa was asked about the stance on Kiko Casilla after he was banned for racism last week.

Casilla, 33, is set to serve the second of an eight-match ban that was dished out by the FA after it was found that he racially abused former Charlton loanee Jonathan Leko in September.

Since the written reasons have been released to the public, there has been an increase in the number of fans who want to see Casilla sacked by the club for his reprehensible comments.

However Leeds United are yet to issue any kind of statement to show their stance on the issue and Bielsa was left to answer questions about that on Thursday at a pre-match press conference.

As quoted by Phil Hay, when asked about Casilla’s future at Elland Road and any possible disciplinary action, Bielsa said: “I don’t know the club’s position.”

It is a massive shame that Bielsa was left to attend a press conference to deal with these questions.

If there was a statement that had been released prior then he could have used that to help him through what was no doubt a tough press conference for him.

While Bielsa shouldn’t have been put in that position, it is important to remember that 20-year-old Leko is the victim in all of this and the actions of Casilla and the lack of support he had from he FA, PFA and anti-racism charities were appalling.

Leeds fans have had enough of this uncomfortable episode in their club’s history and are not happy with how Bielsa was left to deal with this uncertainty on Thursday.

Here is a selection of the tweets below:

https://twitter.com/DannyRLUFC/status/1235644443044257792

https://twitter.com/eddylev/status/1235648588098801666

In other Leeds United news, David Prutton has predicted Saturday’s showdown against Huddersfield.