Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa believes Jonathan Leko "deserves the support of everybody" following the FA's decision to charge Kiko Casilla with racial abuse.
The incident occurred when Charlton beat the Whites 1-0 at the Valley back in September – Leko was on loan at the Addicks from parent club West Brom at the time.
Casilla has been charged with directing racist language at the 20-year-old and will miss his team's next eight games.
Bielsa had admitted he is not aware of how Leeds will deal with their goalkeeper moving forward but offered his support to Leko who should receive sufficient support.
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"I don’t know the club’s position,” said the Argentine.
“The people who have to judge Kiko have already done it. The people who represent Leeds, the club, what we do is accept the authorities’ decisions. Our authorities have the right to judge what they judge.
"When one club is part of one competition the club knows that the authorities have the right to judge like they did here or in another situation when you accept the regulations, so you have to accept the decisions.
“Any person who suffers and receives abuse, this person deserves the solidarity, the support of everybody.”
Leko has spoken following the decision to charge the Spanish shot stopper and criticised the length of time it took to reach a verdict.
The midfielder also claims he had no support from anti-racism groups – an allegation denied by 'Kick It Out'.
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He said: “I have been disappointed with the amount of time it has taken to reach this point. It was 22 weeks between the incident and the hearing during which I had minimal contact from the PFA of which I am a member, and no contact in the way of support from leading anti-racism bodies such as Kick It Out and Show Racism The Red Card. Some support or guidance would have been very welcome.”
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