Orient give Simpson 'Second chance' after Racism Suspension

Jack Simpson has joined Leyton Orient on an initial contract until the end of the season "with a view to extending his deal in the summer".

The 27-year-old defender left Cardiff City by "mutual consent" in August 2023, after admitting to directing a racial slur towards his then Cardiff team-mate Rohan Luthra on a pre-season tour.

Simpson publicly apologised in November - two days after Sky Sports News revealed the FA had no plans to appeal the six-match suspension, £8,000 fine and education order given to Simpson by an independent regulatory commission.

On signing for Orient, Simpson said he was grateful for being given a second chance, one Orient's chairman Nigel Travis is happy to give him.

Simpson told Leyton Orient's website: "I'm very grateful to Leyton Orient for giving me the opportunity to rebuild my career. I made a mistake last year, one that I only have myself to blame for and one that I will always regret.