Tom Ince of Blackpool will serve a two-match ban for misconduct
Blackpool winger Tom Ince will be suspended for two matches after accepting an FA misconduct charge.
Last Updated: 08/08/13 5:55pm
The charge related to using an offensive and/or insulting and/or abusive gesture towards a match official.
The incident occurred in the 24th minute of Blackpool's 1-0 Capital One Cup loss at Preston on Monday night.
It was not seen by the match officials but was subsequently revealed by video evidence and the two-match penalty is automatic for such an offence.
Blackpool will therefore be without their highly-rated winger for the visit of Barnsley this Saturday and the following week's trip to Middlesbrough.
But the 21-year-old, who is carrying a minor groin injury at the moment, could feature for the England U21 side against Scotland at Bramall Lane next Tuesday.
The FA confirmed in a statement on its website: "Blackpool's Thomas Ince has been suspended for two games with immediate effect after he accepted an FA charge of using an offensive and/or insulting and/or abusive gesture towards a match official.
"The automatic penalty for the offence is in relation to an on-field incident which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video in the 24th minute of Blackpool's Capital One Cup match at Preston North End on 5 August 2013."