A player scores a crucial goal for his team and his father jumps out of the stands to celebrate with him.
It seems like a scene more fit for a youth game, but that's exactly what happened during the recent Wales-France rugby matchup.
After 20-year-old Welsh star George North scored the winning goal for his side, his father, David, came running out of the stands to celebrate. Unfortunately, George doesn't even notice his father, and David is taken off the field before his son can acknowledge him.
"My back was turned and I was jogging back to the halfway line for the kick-off," George said afterwards. "I was oblivious to it. A couple of the boys were saying, 'Is that your old man?' And everyone was like, 'No, it can’t be'."
As it turns out, it was North's father. David said he was sitting in a small group of Welsh supporters, and he simply couldn't contain his emotions after watching his son tally the crucial score.
"It was such an important game for the team and I know first hand how hard they have been working to get that victory," David said. "Before I knew it, I was on the pitch. Thinking back, I know it was a silly thing to do but I just got caught up in the excitement of it all."
(H/T to Off the Bench)
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