Wales’ historic European Championship achievement marred by UEFA fine

UEFA has issued a fine against Wales for allowing its players to bring their children onto the field during their celebrations for reaching the semi-final of Euro 2016.

After the knock-out round victories against Northern Ireland and Belgium, most of the Welsh players including Hal Robson-Kanu and Gareth Bale celebrated with their families in front of the supporters, a move deemed to be a violation of rules by UEFA.

According to Wales Online, the Wales FA has been slapped with a hefty fine by UEFA for breaking the safety protocol.

UEFA has explained before this that under no circumstances players are allowed to bring their children along.

Photo credit: Mirror
Photo credit: Mirror

Tournament director, Martin Kallen has said in a statement reported by Wales Online, that the tournament is not a venue for family parties on the field.

“A stadium is not a safe haven for children. All of the pictures taken during the celebrations were nice and we are not 100% against it, but we have to be cautious at the same time.”

“Only those with the proper clearance should be on the pitch,” he said.

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