By Craig Scott

11th Mar, 2020 | 3:00pm

Report details current Leeds stance on Kiko Casilla after racism ban

Leeds United continue to stand by goalkeeper Kiko Casilla after he was banned for racially abusing Jonathan Leko in September, according to the Mirror.

The newspaper claims that Casilla, 33, is vehemently denying what he was alleged to have called 20-year-old Leko while he was on loan at Charlton earlier in the season.

Last month, the FA found that on the balance of probability, Casilla did racially abuse the West Brom youngster and released their findings to the public several days later.

Leeds have not released a statement since the investigation was published but, according to this report by the Mirror, the Yorkshire giants believe Casilla when he says he did not racially abuse Leko.

Leeds’ refusal to change their stance over Casilla is damning.

They are defending a player who has been banned for eight-matches and handed a fine for racially abusing an opponent.

Casilla may say that he didn’t racially abuse Leko but an independent panel has found that he did and have punished him for it.

It’s been over a week since the FA’s findings were made public and we haven’t heard a peep out of the club about it since.

Marcelo Bielsa was hung out to dry by the club in his press conference last week with no official line from the hierarchy in light of the investigation being detailed to the public.

A lot of Leeds fans have changed their minds about the incident since seeing the full findings and it is baffling that the club has failed to do the same.

In other Leeds United news, Noel Whelan has blasted the club for this decision.