Championship - Tom Ince handed two-match ban for gesture

Blackpool forward Tom Ince has been handed an immediate two-match ban by the FA for making a gesture during the Tangerines' League Cup defeat to Preston.

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Championship - Tom Ince handed two-match ban for gesture
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Ince accepted a charge given to him by the governing body for using an offensive and/or insulting and/or abusive gesture towards a match official.

North End won the contest 1-0 and the final whistle was greeted by a pitch invasion which saw a steward trampled on by a police horse.

It means Blackpool will be without their highly-rated winger for this Saturday's clash against Barnsley and the trip to Middlesbrough.

However, Ince, who is also carrying a minor groin injury, could feature for the England Under-21s against Scotland at Bramall Lane next Tuesday after he was named in the squad.

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