Kiko Casilla: Leeds United goalkeeper denies racial abuse charge

Leeds goalkeeper Kiko Casilla has been an ever-present for the Championship side this season

Leeds United goalkeeper Kiko Casilla has denied a Football Association charge of racially abusing Charlton Athletic forward Jonathan Leko.

The FA began an investigation into the incident, which occurred during the Addicks’ 1-0 home win, last month.

The Spaniard has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3 and it is alleged his words “made reference to race and/or colour and/or ethnic origin”.

Casilla, 33, has until 12 November to provide a response.

Leeds said in a statement: