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FA charge Ince and Rae

18 September 2013

The Football Association have charged Blackpool manager Paul Ince with three counts of misconduct towards match officials following Saturday's clash with Bournemouth.

The incidents are alleged to have occurred in or around the tunnel after the Seasiders' 2-1 victory - a result which kept them top of the Sky Bet Championship at the time.

The FA revealed the charges brought against Ince are that he "used abusive and/or insulting words towards a Match Official", "his behaviour towards a Match Official constituted violent conduct" and that he "used threatening words and/or behaviour towards a Match Official".

Assistant manager Alex Rae also faces one count of alleged "threatening behaviour towards a Match Official".

Ince was sent to the stands in the closing stages of the match at Dean Court after he launched a water bottle in anger when Nathan Delfouneso missed a gilt-edged chance to add a third goal.

Both Ince and Rae have until 6pm on Thursday to respond to the charges.

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