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Leeds keeper banned for EIGHT games

Leeds goalkeeper Kiko Casilla has been banned for eight games after being found guilty of racist abuse.

Casilla has also been fined £60,000 and told to attend an educational course after abusing Charlton forward Jonathan Leko during a match in September.

The ban will include Stoke’s trip to Elland Road on April 10.

He will also miss games against Hull, Huddersfield, Cardiff, Fulham, Luton, Blackburn and Swansea.

Leeds are currently second in the Championship, four points behind West Brom and five ahead of Fulham with 11 games remaining.

Casilla has made 37 appearances this season but will only be available for three more.

The club said in a statement: “We would like to make it clear that we do not tolerate any form of discrimination within our football club and we are a leader in the fight against discrimination within our wider community.

“However, it is important to recognise that Kiko has always denied making any racist comment.

“The FA panel have based their decision on the balance of probability rather than proving Kiko to be guilty beyond reasonable doubt, which we have always believed is the more appropriate burden of proof.”

Leeds United goalkeeper Kiko Casilla.

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