(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)