Macron apologises to Albania’s PM after national anthem blunder

epa07826484 Players of Albania sing their national anthem for the second time, after the wrong anthem had been played the first time, ahead of the UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying soccer match between France and Albania in Saint-Denis, near Paris, France, 07 September 2019. EPA-EFE/IAN LANGSDON

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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.

France 24 reports 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.

Via France 24

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