Blackpool boss Paul Ince given five-game stadium ban

Paul Ince might need to buy a radio. Photo: PA

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.

Ince had been fined £3,000 and warned as to his future conduct by an independent regulatory commission on August 16 following negative comments made to the media about the referee after his side's Capital One Cup match against Preston on August 5.

Blackpool won five of their opening six Championship matches but have since failed to win any of their past five.

The FA was not immediately willing to further expand on the reasons behind the ban for Ince when contacted by Press Association Sport, but a stadium ban is certainly at the severe end of the spectrum for punishments.

Steve Evans was handed a six-match stadium ban and fined £3,000 following an incident during his time as manager at Crawley on March 27, 2012.

He accepted the punishment after being found guilty of "using abusive and insulting words and behaviour" towards a female member of Bradford's staff, and had become Rotherham manager by the time the ban was imposed.