THE Football Association are looking into allegations of racial abuse during Leeds’ match against Charlton at the weekend.
Referee John Brooks was made aware of the incident understood to involve Spanish keeper Kiko Casilla and Jonathan Leko, who is on loan at The Valley.
1 Charlton star Jonathan Leko is at the centre of an FA investigation over allegations of racial abuse during the match against LeedsCredit: PA:Empics Sport
Leeds keeper Kiko Casilla is believed to be involved in the investigationCredit: Rex Features
The claims are included in Brooks’ report and the FA are set to investigate.
Charlton won the game 1-0 thanks to Macauley Bonne’s winner but the game has been overshadowed by the accusations.
Sheffield Wednesday striker Fernando Forestieri was the last high-profile case of a player using racist language.
An FA independent regulatory commission found Forestieri guilty of abusing Mansfield Town's Krystian Pearce in a pre-season friendly last year, resulting in a six-game ban.
This season has seen racism in the headlines, with Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva writing to the governing body apologising for any offence caused by a Tweet likening Benjamin Mendy to a character on Conguitos chocolate wrapper.
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The probe into the match at The Valley is set to be the latest flashpoint the FA will look into.
Casilla, 32, arrived at Leeds last season during the January transfer window after four seasons as back-up at Real Madrid.
Leko has started the last seven games for Lee Bowyer’s side during the 20-year-old’s loan from West Brom.