Leeds United goalkeeper Kiko Casilla could be handed a 12-match ban.
That’s according to a report in the Daily Mail.
Casillas is alleged to have aimed a racist slur at Charlton Athletic striker Jonathan Leko.
The incident is alleged to have taken place during the game between the two sides back in September, which Charlton won 1-0.
The FA have reportedly finished their investigation into the Spaniard’s conduct, and are preparing to slap a ban on him.
The Mail claims he will be hit with a ban of between eight and 12 matches, to be announced next Wednesday.
The former Real Madrid goalkeeper spoke to the FA, as did Leko, and the decision seems to have been made to punish Casillas.
The report states: “The evidence against Casilla is understood to be strong and will prompt the FA to take a hardline stance.”
Having started in all of Leeds’ Championship games this season, his absence will be sorely felt by Marcelo Bielsa.
The Whites host QPR today [3pm], and are expected to have Casillas available.
A win can take them to the top of the table – until Monday at least as West Brom take on Stoke City.
If the ban is handed down next Wednesday as reported, the first game of his ban will be against Blackburn next Saturday.