After Wales's match against Georgia on Sunday, Gareth Bale was asked if Wales's pre-game photo poses were a prank, or if if the players were just really bad at it. His response was this cheese-eating grin, "yes, I think it must just be that."
YEAH RIGHT, GARETH.
Wales vs. Italy (October 2002)
Wales's ridiculous poses started against Italy in 2002 when Craig Bellamy, Robbie Savage and co. looked like they got it *just* a little off. No big deal, right?
Wales vs. Poland (October 2004)
In 2004, the Welsh brought the ballboys in on the gag to alleviate suspicion, but Robbie Savage couldn't even bear to look at the camera.
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Ukraine vs. Wales (March 2016)
It looks as if the new generation of Welsh players have brought the tradition back, with No. 11 Jonny Williams absolutely overjoyed to be part of the joke.
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Sweden vs. Wales (May 2016)
They almost got it right. Almost. If not for Williams' telltale smile (again, loving EVERY SECOND of it) and Aaron Ramsey's lone cowboy routine, there wouldn't be much wrong here. But we know what's going on now.
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Austria vs. Wales (June 2016)
This is just pure disrespect. A back four and a front seven?? Wales, wyd?
Wales vs. Moldova (September 2016)
At this point there's no denying it: They're doing it on purpose. Just look at Gareth Bales' barely hidden smirk. He loves it.
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Wales vs. Georgia (October 2016)
This might just be their best effort yet. Perfect line symmetry across the front, and Gareth Bale in his three-point stance on the verge of cackling with pleasure at what they've pulled off.