One would have believed that, brands sponsoring the Euro 2020 tourney will make some great memories and an ideal relationship with the competition’s best players, but it appears it isn’t going the way they needed it.
It was Portugal’s striker C. Ronaldo who began it, when he pushed away the two Coca-Cola drinks in plain view out of his face as he plunked down to take questions from the media.
He then got a jug of water – saying, “Water!”, urging people to drink water instead. Now, France striker Paul Pogba has also followed suit by doing something comparable. This time, it was Heineken.
After France’s 1-0 win against Germany on Tuesday, Pogba, who was named man of the match, was going to address the press. Within a sparkle of an eye, Pogba eliminated a container of non-alcoholic Heineken brew that was set before him.
Pogba said on Twitter in 2017 that he doesn’t drink alcohol. Interestingly, both Heineken and Coca-Cola are true sponsors of Euro 2020.
Meanwhile, Coca-Cola said it would not be commenting on Ronaldo’s evacuation of the containers. UEFA has additionally given a statement about all these commotion.
As per the football governing body, Coca-Cola offers a scope of beverages to suit various preferences and necessities, which are accessible to players all through the competition.
This they say, also includes waters, isotonic sports drinks and juices, coffee and tea, as well as Coca-Cola. Players are offered water, alongside Coca-Cola and Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, and so one can choose their preferred beverage.
Menawhile, Heineken has also remarked on the issue saying:
“We fully respect everyone’s decision when it comes to their beverage of choice.”