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.
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.