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West Brom: Fan support floods in for Jonathan Leko

West Brom: Fan support floods in for Jonathan Leko - West Brom

Jonathan Leko has released a statement regarding the racial abuse he suffered from Leeds United goalkeeper Kiko Casilla. The 20-year-old has hit out at the FA and indeed, anti-racism platforms for the lack of support he has received. 

Casilla was found guilty by an independent regulatory commission for racist comments made towards Leko while he was on loan at Charlton (via BBC Sport). The incident took place in September when the two sides played out a Championship match at The Valley.

Despite denying knowledge of the insult he had used, Casilla was fined £60,000 and banned for eight matches as punishment (via BBC Sport). However, the process to get to this verdict took 22 weeks and both Leko and West Brom fans are gravely disappointed.

Leko has released an independent statement regarding the incident and states he feels ‘let down’ by the lack of support he received from anti-racism bodies such as Kick It Out (via CNN).

Albion fans have arrived in force to support their player, with many joining him in criticising the ‘shambolic‘ turn of events. One fan has suggested making up a banner in support of Leko to display at West Brom’s next game.

West Brom fans, what are your thoughts on Jonathan Leko’s statement? Let us know below…

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