In a move reminiscent to Cristiano Ronaldo’s just a day earlier, France playmaker Paul Pogba moved a bottle of Heineken beer away from sight ahead of a press conference.
Devout Muslim Pogba, who was named man of the match in a 1-0 victory over Germany in their opening fixture at Euro 2020, picked up the bottle and placed it under the table on Tuesday night.
On Monday, Ronaldo shunned a couple of Coca-Cola bottles in a pre-match press conference, instead of waving a bottle of water in the air in a move that reportedly had cut billions from the company’s market value.
The soft drink giant said in a statement on Tuesday that “everyone is entitled to their drink preferences”.
Heineken, which is an official sponsor of Euro 2020 along with Coca-Cola, has not yet responded.
First Ronaldo with the Coca-Cola…
Now Paul Pogba wasn't happy with the Heineken in front of him at his press conference 🍺❌ pic.twitter.com/SU1ifQPGOP
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