Thursday 8 December 2016

UEFA have charged Wales with the most heartless infraction imaginable in response to their memorable celebrations

Published 09/07/2016 | 15:01

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 25: Gareth Bale of Wales celebrates the victory with his daughter Alba Bale following the UEFA EURO 2016 round of 16 match between Wales and Northern Ireland at Parc des Princes on June 25, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 25: Gareth Bale of Wales celebrates the victory with his daughter Alba Bale following the UEFA EURO 2016 round of 16 match between Wales and Northern Ireland at Parc des Princes on June 25, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

Wales' Euro 2016 fairy tale came to an end on Wednesday against Portugal but Chris Coleman's side still gave us plenty of brilliant memories during their surge to the semi-final.

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Their famous 3-1 win over Belgium in the quarter-final springs to mind, after which there were some lovely scenes as some of the Welsh players brought their children onto the pitch to join in the celebrations.

These joyous reactions made for great photos but UEFA were unmoved, according to Wales Online.

The European football governing body has charged the Welsh FA for a breach of security protocol, and although the punishment is unlikely to be anything significant, it is still a fairly petty charge.

UEFA previously explained - in a very party pooping manner -  why they don't want players bringing their children onto the pitch.

 “It is a European Championship not a family party," UEFA tournament director Martin Kallen said in quotes reported on Wales Online.

"A stadium is not the most safe place for small kids.

“It is nice pictures. We are not 100% against it but we are cautious.

“It is getting more and more a habit that entire family members would like to go on the pitch or into the technical area. The principle is how far you go with having other people on the pitch than the players. People with accreditation cards should be on the pitch and not more.”

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