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Leko: It took me so long to get dealt with racism incident

Leeds goalkeeper Kiko Casilla endured the racial violence, Johnathan Leko admits he is glad to put him behind but claims he still has not received any sort of apology from the Spaniard’s team.

Last year on September 28 when Leko was on loan at Charlton the accident took place.  It took the former Real Madrid shot-stopper five months to be hit with an eight-match ban.

At the time, Leko claimed if a similar incident occurred in the future he was unsure he would be “prepared to go through it all over again”, but since then even though Leeds has not yet reached out he has had productive talks with the PFA.

The 21-year-old told Sky Sports, “I’m really pleased now that’s done.” “I was frustrated at the time that it took me so long to get dealt with. That also made me look guilty that no one listened to me or ever treated me seriously.”

“Now I have changed my stance and will be asking people to report every accident. I had a conversation with the PFA and they hope they will step up the procedure and encourage staff to respond, if it happens again.”

“I have had a lot of support-from Charlton in particular. I wasn’t having anything from Leeds United side. It shocks me a little because I figured I’d get some sort of explanation, but I think they’ve got to protect their player.”

“And now it’s over and I want to move on. I don’t want to talk to him about it. No, I don’t want to.”

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