Date: 20th February 2020 at 7:00am
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Lots of Leeds United fans have been reacting on social media, after BBC Sport broadcaster Adam Pope shared an update into Kiko Casilla’s hearing with the Football Association over racism allegations.

The FA began an investigation back in October to look into claims that Casilla racially discriminated Charlton Athletic forward Jonathan Leko during the Addicks’ 1-0 win in September.

Referee John Brooks noted the incident in his match report, though Casilla “strenuously denies the allegation” and has helped the FA with their investigation in a bid to clear his name.

Pope understands the official hearing began on Wednesday, February 19, and the one-time Spain international could learn his fate as soon as Thursday.

The 33-year-old will rely on evidence and testimonies from former and current teammates at the hearing with a three-man FA commission, including an in-person appearance from former on-loan Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah and as many as six current United players.

What are you expecting from the hearing?

Ban

Ban

No ban

No ban

If found guilty, Casilla faces a minimum six-game ban, though can be increased up to 12 matches under FA rules introduced for the 2019/20 season.

Here are some of the messages shared after Pope noted that Casilla could learn the verdict of the FA hearing as early as Thursday…

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