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first_imgListen back as Paul and Andy bring you the best bits from Wednesday’s Hawksbee and Jacobs show.Today’s show features Surrey Cricket captain Gareth Batty, Spanish football expert Guillem Balague and Crystal Palace fan and comedian Kevin Day. Listen above or click here to download the podcast from iTunes.last_img

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Casilla ‘strenuously denies’ racially abusing Leko as FA charge Leeds ace

first_img Casilla’s potential incoming ban represents a huge blow to Bielsa 2 Getty Images – Getty 2 In a statement released by Leeds, the club said the Spaniard strenously denies the allegation and will appeal the decision. He is free to play until he has a hearing with the FA.A statement from the club read: “Leeds United Football Club acknowledges the charge from the FA today relating to Kiko Casilla and an alleged breach of FA Rule E3 during our Sky Bet Championship match with Charlton Athletic at The Valley in September.“Kiko strenuously denies the allegation and has proactively worked with the FA during their investigation to date. The next step of this process will be a personal hearing, in the meantime Kiko will remain available for selection.”Casilla has started every game of the Championship season so far, with Marcelo Bielsa’s men currently sitting second, level on points with leaders Preston. Leeds United star Kiko Casilla has been charged by the Football Association with racially abusing Charlton’s Jonathan Leko.The former Real Madrid goalkeeper, 33, was accused of directing a racial slur at the 20-year-old striker when the two sides met in a Championship match at The Valley on September 28. Casilla was found guilty of racism after an FA probe An investigation was launched by the FA after referee John Brooks reported the incident to the governing body and lip readers were used to determine what was said.Casilla has now been charged with using abusive language of a racist nature, leaving him facing a minimum six-game ban. He has until November 12 to provide a response.An FA statement published on Monday afternoon read: “Kiko Casilla has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3.“It is alleged that, contrary to Rule E3(1), the Leeds United goalkeeper used abusive and/or insulting words towards a Charlton Athletic player during an EFL Championship fixture on 28 September 2019.“It is further alleged that the words constitute an “Aggravated Breach”, which is defined in Rule E3(2), as they made reference to race and/or colour and/or ethnic origin.”FA rules state that from the start of this season, anyone found guilty of an aggravated breach faces a mandatory minimum suspension of six matches, which may be increased based on any additional aggravating factors. Getty Images – Getty last_img read more

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