Macron apologises to Albania for anthem gaffe at Euro 2020 qualifier  

  09 September 2019    Read: 1108
Macron apologises to Albania for anthem gaffe at Euro 2020 qualifier  

Albania Prime Minister Edi Rama said that France President Emmanuel Macron has apologised for the wrong national anthem being played before ‘Les Bleus’ beat the Albanians 4-1 in their Euro 2020 qualifier, AzVision.az reported citing AFP. 

The match kicked off late at the Stade de France on Saturday because the hosts mistakenly played the Andorran anthem before the stadium announcer then apologised to the “Armenian fans” after the correct song was played.

“President Macron presented his sincere apologies for the scandalous gaffe by the French football federation with our national anthem,” he tweeted.

“The French President considered the gaffe as an ‘unacceptable error’ and he appreciated the reaction of our players,” he added.

President Macron’s office confirmed the apology to AFP.

French coach Didier Deschamps has also said sorry to his Albanian counterpart, Edoardo Reja, for the error.


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