PHOTO: Leeds United stars, including Bellusci, wearing Kick It Out t-shirts

Kick It Out

Leeds United stars took part in an anti-racism initiative only a week before one of their players was accused of making an offensive remark.

The FA are currently investigating an incident involving Italian defender Giuseppe Bellusci.

The Leeds United defender is accused by Norwich City striker Cameron Jerome of making a racist remark towards him during their clash at Carrow Road on Tuesday.

If found guilty by an FA panel, Bellusci could face a lengthy suspension.

It's too early to second guess the specifics of the case, which could come down to one player's word against another, but for Leeds United it is yet another unwelcome distraction.

Only days before the incident, ahead of the previous game against Rotherham United, Leeds' players - including Giuseppe Bellusci - wore t-shirts promoting anti-racism campaign group Kick It Out.

The group have since offered their support to complainant, Cameron Jerome, it has been reported.

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has backed Bellusci publicly, insisting he does not believe the accusations, and if proved true he would not tolerate 'racists' at the club.

You can watch Norwich City manager Neil Adams commenting on the incident below:

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