Some Leeds United fans have been tearing into a Championship ever-present as they called for him to be replaced by a young player.
When asked about who should start in goal in the Championship game against Nottingham Forest, some supporters claimed that it was time young talent Illan Meslier got a start ahead of Kiko Casilla as they blasted the Spaniard. The former Real Madrid man has featured in every single league game this season, only one of two players to have achieved the feat (via WhoScored).
However, he has been quite error-prone this campaign with his latest mistake against Wigan Athletic earning him the wrath of both a pundit and the Yorkshire faithful. Former Leeds player Noel Whelan ripped into the ‘keeper as he claimed ‘you get what you paid for’ in response to his clanger against the Latics (via Football Insider).
Who would you rather see in goal for the rest of the season?
It seems as though fans have had enough of the 33-year-old as they took to Twitter to show their support for Meslier ahead of this Saturday evening, with one Whites fan dismissing Casilla as a “clown“. Here is a selection of tweets from the Elland Road faithful:
Drop Kiko the clown. Tries to make everything he dies look spectacular.
— spivo (@clivedyer4) February 4, 2020
Would drop Kiko thought he cost us the playoff game last season and has not improved . He distribution is good but he has such a poor shot stopping record that is negated . Very poor signing and high wages which could have gone elsewhere . Just think he is a weak link.
— Steve H (@steve_halstead) February 4, 2020
The young lad .Cassilla too erratic
— Carl (@Carl76445951) February 4, 2020
Meslier watched him yesterday he can catch the ball
— Stephen Fitzpatrick (@stephenfitzpa15) February 4, 2020
Time to drop Kiko I’m afraid, he’s literally been at fault for about 12 goals so far.
— Duval (@JDuval77) February 4, 2020
Why not give Meslier a run out what’s the worst that can happen? He showed his worth against arsenal & with his age he would be a great permanent signing in the summer! Hopefully the next Lloris
— (@Jacko__LUFC) February 4, 2020
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