Jonathan Leko is out for the rest of this season with a knee injury suffered in December

Anti-racism charity Kick It Out say they contacted Charlton to offer Jonathan Leko support after he was racially abused by Leeds’ Kiko Casilla.

Leko said he had received “no contact in the way of support” from anti-discrimination bodies during the case.

An independent regulatory commission found Casilla guilty 22 weeks after the incident, with the goalkeeper banned for eight matches and fined £60,000.

Kick It Out say they “did reach out to Charlton within days of the incident”.

Their statement continued: “We extend Jonathan Leko our sympathy as he did not receive the appropriate support he needed during this stressful experience.”

Leko – who was on loan at Charlton from fellow Championship side West Bromwich Albion – also said he received “minimal contact” from the Professional Footballers’ Association, who said they got in touch with Charlton and “did not hear back”, apologising for “wrongly assuming” he did not need their support.

BBC Sport contacted Charlton for a response to the comments made by Kick It Out and the PFA, and the Championship club confirmed both parties were in touch with the club shortly after the incident.

“Our priority throughout that time was to support Jonathan Leko and McCauley Bonne through the process,” said a Charlton spokesperson.

Leko’s team-mate Bonne gave evidence to the independent commission hearing, having also reported to the referee that Casilla had made a racist remark while the match in September was in progress.

Kick It Out commended Addicks players for “bringing this to the fore” and also extended “an olive branch” to Leeds’ Spanish goalkeeper Casilla, while also questioning the length of his eight-game suspension.

“This ban is in line with a similar case going back eight plus years and we would ask does it send a message that we have not moved on since that period of time,” their statement added.

Charlton chairman ‘saddened’ by case

Charlton chairman Matt Southall says he worries football is “paying lip service” to tackling racism after Leko questioned the length of time for the case to be concluded.

“Reading his statement has left me deeply saddened,” Southall said.

He wrote on Twitter: