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Ince hit with three misconduct charges

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Paul Ince apologised to the female fan hit by the bottle, but was charged for his altercation with match officials © PA Photos
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Blackpool manager Paul Ince has been hit with three misconduct charges by the FA following his outburst during Saturday's game against Bournemouth.

Ince was sent to the stands after throwing a bottle at the advertising hoardings that inadvertently hit a female supporter, for which he immediately apologised.

The fourth official alerted the referee to the incident prompting a heated exchange with Ince, who refused to speak with the media after the 2-1 victory.

While he has not been charged for the bottle incident, Ince's altercation with the officials has led to three separate misconduct charges.

"The charges are that Ince; 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," the FA said in a statement.

"Blackpool's Assistant Manager Alex Rae has also been charged by The FA in relation to the same game for an alleged use of threatening behaviour towards a Match Official in or around the tunnel at the end of the match.

"Both Ince and Rae have until 6pm on 19 September 2013 to respond to the charges."

Blackpool remain unbeaten this season and are top of the Championship table, but events away to Bournemouth threatened that record.

The score was 2-1 when Nathan Delfouneso missed a late penalty, prompting Ince's initial outburst.

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