Soccer-Ex-Cardiff player Simpson suspended for racist language towards team mate

(Reuters) – Former Cardiff City defender Jack Simpson has been suspended for six matches and fined after he admitted using racist language towards a team mate, the English FA said on Thursday.

The incident took place during Cardiff’s pre-season tour in Portugal. The former Rangers player left Cardiff in August and has since been a free agent.

Simpson was fined 8,000 pounds ($9,932) and will undergo “face-to-face education,” the FA said in a statement.

“Jack Simpson admitted the charge against him, and his sanctions were imposed following a hearing,” the FA added.

($1 = 0.8054 pounds)

(Reporting by Chiranjit Ojha in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis)