Albania Prime Minister Edi Rama said on Sunday that France President Emmanuel Macron has apologized for the wrong national anthem being played before ‘Les Bleus’ beat the Albanians 4-1 in their Euro 2020 qualifier.
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 apologized to the “Armenian fans” after the correct song was played.
“The French President considered the gaffe as an ‘unacceptable error’ and he appreciated the reaction of our players,” he added.
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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.