France Football have issued an apology to Barcelona and Spain star Andres Iniesta for their failure to award him with the Ballon d'Or over the years.
The Spaniard's goal won the 2010 FIFA World Cup for Las Rojas eight years ago, yet his teammate Lionel Messi was the one presented with the accolade.
Andres Iniesta shines in another final ⭐ pic.twitter.com/yknsliRoWs— B/R Football (@brfootball) April 21, 2018
And with his time at the Camp Nou supposedly nearing an end, the French magazine has said sorry to the player for what they describe as a "democratic anomaly."
In a piece, titled 'Forgive Us Andres', written by the publication's editor
France Football's apology to Andrés Iniesta for not giving him a Ballon d'Or, especially in the 2010 season. pic.twitter.com/2oqlXayoZh— Sripad (@falsewinger) April 24, 2018
“There were a lot of emotions in that goal,” he said after the match. “Lots of emotions, lots of feelings, lots of years. I really wanted this final to go well and I’m happy.”