Match organisers at France’s national stadium, the Stade de France, embarrassingly played Andorra’s national anthem before their Euro qualifier against Albania.
Before France’s European Championships qualifier against Albania this evening, the Stade de France stadium’s organisers had a moment to forget when they wrongly played Andorra’s national anthem before the tie.
Albania’s players rightly refused to kick-off the match before their correct anthem was played.
Take a look at the embarrassing moment below:
France played Andorra's national anthem instead of Albania's pic.twitter.com/YWyzGeDQk1
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) September 7, 2019
France-Albania UEFA qualifier delayed after French play Andorran national anthem instead of Albanian, enraging Albania & leading them to refuse to start the match until the proper anthem was played pic.twitter.com/Qr3oT9rSpN
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) September 7, 2019
Journalist Matt Spiro also added that the embarrassment didn’t stop there:
Farcical scenes at Stade de France. Kick off delayed after they played Andorra’s national anthem instead of Albania’s. Announcer just apologised for the delay but he apologised to… Armenia!
— Matt Spiro (@mattspiro) September 7, 2019
We don’t exactly get to see something like this happen every day…