Teen Banned From Rangers Matches

Teen Banned From Rangers Matches

A teenage girl has been banned from all Rangers football matches.

A sheriff warned her off when she appeared in court accused of throwing a flare onto the pitch of Falkirk FC.

Emma Leslie, 16, denied two charges involving an incident during the Scottish Cup  clash at Westfield Stadium, Falkirk, which Rangers won 2-0 last month.

Falkirk FC officials said damage to their new synthetic turf pitch would run to six figures.

Leslie, of Edinburgh Rd, Glasgow, appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Friday after being held in custody overnight.

She was accused of possessing a controlled substance, namely a flare, in a sports ground.

It was also alleged that, while acting with another meantime unknown to the prosecutor, she culpably and recklessly lit a flare and threw it onto the playing surface and thereby damaged the playing surface.

The incident is said to have occurred at Westfield Stadium on November 30 [2013].

Leslie pleaded not guilty to both charges and solicitor Dick Sandeman asked Sheriff Derek OCarroll for bail.

The sheriff granted her bail and set her trial for next March.

But he ordered her not to attend any games involving Rangers FC - home and away.