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Albania’s Daku apologises for derogatory chants


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Hamburg, June 21: Albania forward Mirlind Daku has apologised for leading his country’s fans in derogatory chants after a 2-2 draw against Croatia.
Uefa is investigating the “alleged inappropriate behaviour” of Daku, who addressed his country’s supporters with a megaphone following the game in Hamburg.
His actions also resulted in North Macedonia’s football federation demanding an apology.“Apologising is manly, and I feel a moral and professional obligation to do so, for all those who have been hurt,” said Daku.“Like any footballer, in those moments the emotions are on another level, which can only be understood on the field.“It is difficult to describe the feeling of playing for this national team, for these wonderful fans who give us unlimited love.”Klaus Gjasula scored a stoppage-time equaliser against Croatia to earn Albania their first point of Euro 2024 following an opening game defeat by Italy.
Their final group game will be against Spain on Monday.
“Sorry if I offended anyone after the match with Croatia, the effect of the game does its thing,” added Daku in a statement on social media. (Agencies)


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