The airline, which has a sponsorship arrangement with England Rugby, sent luck to England via Twitter on Saturday morning ahead of their Fall Nations Cup match against Wales in Lalaneli on Saturday morning.
The deleted tweet then read: “Congratulations to the England rugby team today against Wales.”
The message, which also included a short video, provoked many Wales fans, who expressed their displeasure on social media.
Welsh Health Minister Vaughan Gehing tweeted: “3M + a good way to annoy potential customers.”
Labor MP Chris Bryant called the airlines “ultra-devots” and added: “How appropriate is this?”
Welsh BBC News presenter Hugh Edwards joked: “I love asyEasyJet.”
Meanwhile, the phrase “English Airways” became a trend on Twitter as some Wales fans suggested that the airlines should be renamed.
One fan tweeted: “Sorry ??? I’ll call you ‘English Airways’ after that? WTF?”
Yes Camru, Welsh’s campaign for independence, tweets: “Clearly, when Wales becomes independent, it will still be part of the British Isles.
“Your brand is not ‘UK Airways’, it’s ‘British Airways’.
“Regardless, we have enough of this unequal, broken ‘union.”
BA, an airline physical airline partner of England Rugby, apologized for being “wandering side fussy” with the message.
“We are proud sponsors of England Rugby but on this occasion we inadvertently strayed, for which we apologize,” the airline said in a statement.
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