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Updated 08 Oct 2013 18:31:53

Ince handed five-match stadium ban

Blackpool manager Paul Ince has been given a five-match stadium ban and a £4,000 fine over his behaviour following his side's match against Bournemouth on September 14.

The Football Association confirmed that an independent regulatory commission hearing found the former England midfielder guilty of using abusive and/or insulting words towards a match official, of behaviour towards a match official which constituted violent conduct and of using threatening words and/or behaviour towards a match official.

The match, which was refereed by Oliver Langford, ended in a 2-1 win for the Seasiders. Ince had been sent to the stands late on in the match for throwing a bottle which struck a supporter, an incident for which his assistant Alex Rae said on the day he had apologised for.

A charge of using threatening words and/or behaviour towards a match official against Rae was found not proven.


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