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FA investigating claims Leeds goalkeeper racially abused Charlton player

The Football Association are investigating an allegation of discrimination during Charlton’s Championship match against Leeds at the weekend.

The allegation was included in the match official’s report from the game on Saturday, which Charlton won 1-0.

The FA will now speak to the clubs and individuals concerned (said to be Kiko Casilla and Jonathan Leko) before deciding whether there is a case to answer.

Leeds have said they are “aware of an allegation” during the game.

The statement added: “The club will be working with the FA during their investigation.

“We will be making no further comment at this stage.”

A statement from the Addicks said: “Charlton Athletic can confirm that an allegation of racial abuse directed at Jonathan Leko by an opposing player during Saturday’s game against Leeds United was reported to referee John Brooks.

“The club will support Leko throughout the process and will not be making any further comment until the investigation is concluded.”

Under new rules brought in ahead of this season, any player found guilty of racial abuse will face a minimum ban of six matches.


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