Tranmere Rovers fan, 23, may be banned from all football stadiums after she threw a torch

A Tranmere Rovers fan may be one of the first women banned from all football fields in Britain after she was caught shooting a torch on the pitch after her team’s poor performance.

Abby Lee Ray, 23, was arrested after she picked up the thing and threw it toward the referee when her team lost 3-0 in a tough second-league game against Forest Green Rovers on January 29.

CCTV footage also captured the moment Rhea, of Bippington, Merseyside, is seen raising her arms in celebration as the torch descends on the field near referee Lee Swabey and Forest Green goalkeeper Luke McGee.

Aldi supermarket worker Rey was stopped by police as she was leaving Brenton Park in Tranmere after crushing a second-league team 4-0.

Despite her arrest, Ray posted a selfie from the game on social media, writing before it all went down hill.

Rea, who appeared at Sefton Magistrates Court in Merseyside on Thursday, denied the charge of throwing a missile at the soccer playing area under the Football (Offences) Act 1991 but was found guilty after a trial.

She is due to be sentenced later this month.

Abby Lee Ray, 23, Rhee, of Bippington, near Birkenhead, was arrested after she picked up a torch and threw it toward the referee while watching Tranmere Rovers in Brenton Park

Ree jokingly posted a photo of her (left) and partner Libby Kiss (center) on Facebook after the match, with the caption:

Ree jokingly posted a photo of her (left) and partner Libby Kiss (centre) on Facebook after the match, with the caption: “First of all I went down the hill.”

She is now facing a football ban order that could result in her being banned from any land in Britain – making her one of the first women in Britain to be banned.

The first woman to be banned from football fields in England and Wales was Middlesbrough cheerleader Julie Phillips, 51, who received a three-year ban order for tearing pages from the Qur’an on a day outside our stadium in Birmingham City in December 2014.

Rhea’s actions occurred after the break as Forest Green consolidated his lead as angry fans vented their frustration by throwing rockets onto the field near opponent goalkeeper McGee at the end of Cobb.

Speculators swarmed into the crowd trying to capture the rocket launcher, but Rhea can be seen crouching down and throwing a torch onto the pitch.

She was later interrogated at her home after the police stopped her on her way out.

Mrs. Case (left), who has asthma, said she didn't want to inhale the smoke, which was why her partner Ray (right) threw it away.

Mrs. Case (left), who has asthma, said she didn’t want to inhale the smoke, which was why her partner Ray (right) threw it away.

Riya (pictured) claimed that some 'boys' brought the torch behind her and threw it onto the playing field in

Riya (pictured) claimed that some ‘boys’ brought the torch behind her and threw it onto the pitch in ‘panic’

The 23-year-old claimed that some “boys” brought the torch behind her and threw it away in a “panic” to protect her partner, Libby Case, and her brother, Joel. She was adamant she wasn’t partying when she threw her arms in the air.

Comparing herself, she said, “We moved two seats in front of those boys but they shook down, and that’s when the flame came and smoke was rising at my feet.

Joel was on one side and my partner was on the other and the first thing I thought was to get rid of him. I threw it straight onto the football field. Then I turned around and told the guys “F*** off”.

Rhea (pictured) is facing a football ban that could result in her being banned from all stadiums in the UK

Rhea (pictured) is facing a football ban that could result in her being banned from all stadiums in the UK

I’ve been going to Tranmere my whole life and I hate things like that. I had nowhere else to put it. It happened quickly and the next thing I knew was my arrest.

Meanwhile, Ms. Kiss, who suffers from asthma, told the session: “The boys told us they had a fire in their pockets. After the break, the flare on my feet was gone.

I have asthma, I didn’t want to inhale the smoke, so I panicked. Abby panicked, just picked him up, threw him, and the cops attended.

“The boys behind them said it wasn’t her fire.”

A computer patrolling Brenton Park said in a statement: ‘I have admitted to throwing the torch. She said she felt it hit her and she fell to the ground and then in a panic threw her away.

She mentioned that she was just scared and that it was burning near her so I picked him up. She didn’t know what to do and the first thing she thought of was throwing her away on the field.