By Craig Scott

4th Mar, 2020 | 9:00pm

'I'm embarrassed', 'We are not helping ourselves' - Many Leeds fans react to Charlton statement

Charlton have moved to condemn those who have abused Jonathan Leko and Macauley Bonne after Leeds United goalkeeper Kiko Casilla was banned for racist abuse.

Casilla was hit with an eight-match ban last week after the FA found that the 33-year-old goalkeeper racially abused West Brom attacker Leko, while he was on loan at Charlton earlier this season.

Since the case concluded, there has been a minority of fans who have been seen abusing Leko and Bonne on social media after Bonne featured as a witness for his former team-mate.

Charlton have issued a statement on their official website that praises Leko and Bonne for standing up against racism in football and reminds those abusing the players that Leko is the victim in all of this.

After seeing Charlton’s statement, a number of Leeds fans have reacted, with most of them offering apologies on behalf of their fellow fans.

It is a shame that some people have decided to react in the way that they have.

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The FA released their findings on Tuesday and even though it makes for very damning reading against Casilla, there are still some who are finding it hard to believe.

This has been a very ugly episode but at least there are some fans who are acting gracefully on Twitter.

Here is a selection of their tweets:

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