‘Looks like there’s plenty of room for racism’: Leeds fans smoke after Kiko Casilla named as CAPTAIN for club’s Carabao Cup clash with Hull – despite only serving an eight-game ban for racist abuse
- There was a furious reaction online when Leeds named Kiko Casilla as captain of the club
- He became skipper for the Carabao Cup clash against Hull on Wednesday evening
- Casilla was found guilty last season of calling Jonathan Leko an ‘f ****** n *****’
- He was banned for eight games and it is clear that he has not apologized
Leeds’ decision to appoint Kiko Casilla as captain for their Carabao Cup clash with Hull has been met with unbridled fury online.
Casilla was found guilty of racially abusing Charlton striker Jonathan Leko last season by calling him an ‘f ****** n *****’.
Following the incident, neither Leeds nor their goalkeeper apologized and the decision to make Casilla skipper on Wednesday night was met with surprise.
Leeds has made Kiko Casilla captain on Wednesday for the Carabao Cup clash with Hull
One user wrote: ‘Please why is Kiko Casilla still in Leeds, how guilty is he of racism, not a breach of contract and kicking him in the teeth to play him and lead him?
What does the new patch on the sleeve say? Apparently there is plenty of room for racism. ‘
Another wrote: ‘The only thing that has been mismanaged in Leeds for the past 6-12 months is Kiko Casilla, regardless of the evidence, once he should have been found guilty he should have been let go and certainly never a Leeds United captain . ‘
Casilla was banned for eight games after she was found guilty of abusing Jonathan Leko
The 33-year-old Spaniard was banned from playing eight games in early March after an incident that took place during a championship game in the Valley.
He was also fined £ 60,000 after being found guilty.
In a statement released in response to the verdict, a Leeds spokesperson said: ‘We want to make it clear that we do not tolerate any form of discrimination within our football club and that we are a leader in the fight against discrimination within our wider community.
However, it is important to recognize that Kiko has always denied making racist comments.
Neither Leeds nor Casilla apologized to Leko, despite the guilty verdict earlier this year
“The FA panel has based its decision on probability rather than proving that Kiko is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, which we have always believed is the most appropriate burden of proof.”
It’s clear to male fans that in light of the verdict, Casilla shouldn’t have become captain.
Another fan wrote: ‘Kiko Casilla shouldn’t be near the field let alone captain. I’m just ashamed that he’s here tonight, “while another person called the decision” disgusting. ”