Spain's Prince Felipe has made an official apology after Spain's football fans booed the French national anthem during a World Cup match.
The embarrassing scene occurred on Tuesday (06/27/06) when France met Spain on the pitch to battle it out for a place in World Cup quarter finals.
According to Spanish news network Expatica, Spanish fans were heard making the protesting noises when French anthem, La Marseillaise, was played before the match.
After the game, Felipe reportedly apologized to the President of the World Cup organizing committee, Franz Beckenbauer.
Beckenbauer was quoted as saying: "This is not normal, it's unsporting in a World Cup and more so when it is the anthem of a rival."
France's football team's manager, Raymond Domenech - infuriated by the Spanish fans' attitude - branded members of the booing crowd "racists."
He also reportedly complained about the outrageous way the Spanish supporters had behaved during the match and claimed they shouted racist "monkey" remarks at France's black players.
The infuriated manager also said the black players were verbally abused when they were leaving the stadium, but he chose to ignore them "so as not to give them satisfaction."
Spain's supporters were left disappointed by the outcome of Tuesday's match, as France beat Spain 3-1, putting the losing team out of the championship.