JACK Simpson has been banned for six games after admitting using racist language toward a Cardiff City teammate on a pre-season tour to Portugal.

Former Cherries centre-back Simpson is a free agent after leaving the Bluebirds in August.

The FA’s Regulatory Commission, which included ex-Weymouth star Tony Agana, concluded Simpson was in breach of rule E3 regarding misconduct.

The racist language used was additionally held to be an “aggravated breach” of FA rules.

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It means Simpson must pay £8,000 in fines, plus an additional £1,000 in costs, and serves a six-game suspension backdated to Wednesday, November 1.

Simpson’s ban will begin when he finds a new club.

Cardiff have not publicly commented on the situation after dealing with the matter during the summer.

Simpson, a one-time England under-21 international, had signed a contract with Cardiff up to the end of the current season, but left on August 31 with City stating: “We can confirm that Jack Simpson has today left Cardiff City Football Club by mutual consent.”

His exit brought to an end a 23-game spell in Wales across one season, having joined for free from Scottish giants Rangers.

Weymouth-raised Simpson was brought to Scotland by Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard but played only 14 times.

The centre-back started his career with Cherries, going on to become the first academy graduate to start a Premier League game for the club. He made 35 appearances in total, scoring one goal.