Footballer Jack Simpson has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association over allegations that he racially abused a team-mate on a pre-season tour.

Weymouth-raised Simpson, 26, left Cardiff City abruptly at the end of August after making 23 appearances for the Sky Bet Championship club.

The centre back started his career with AFC Bournemouth going on to become the first academy graduate to start a Premier League game for the club.

“Jack Simpson, a former Cardiff City player, has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3 for misconduct that took place on their pre-season tour to Portugal in July 2023,” read a statement posted on the FA Spokesperson account on X, formerly Twitter.

“It’s alleged that the defender’s language towards a teammate was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper contrary to FA Rule E3.1.

“It’s further alleged that this constitutes an ‘aggravated breach’, which is defined in FA Rule E3.2, as it included a reference – whether express or implied – to race and/or colour.”

The FA says Simpson has until October 10 to provide a response.

After leaving Cherries, Simpson spent 18 months under Steven Gerrard's management at Rangers before joining Cardiff in August 2022.

Cardiff announced Simpson’s departure in a brief statement on August 31.