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.

Weymouth-born Simpson, a former Bournemouth centre-back, is a free agent after leaving the Bluebirds in August.

The FA’s Regulatory Commission, which included former 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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Simpson must undergo "face-to-face" education, 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 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.

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

It came after a move from Bournemouth, where the defender scored his only professional goal in 35 appearances for the Cherries.