Portugal’s captain and leading striker in the world of football, Cristiano Ronaldo, showed the world how much he detests fizzy drinks by removing two bottles of coca-cola that were reportedly put in front of him during a press briefing for Euro 2020.
For those who may not be aware, the brand is actually a leading sponsor for the Euro tournament, being a part of the event for nearly 30 years now. However, that just wasn’t a good enough excuse to stop the star from removing the bottles, before he started his press briefing.
After angrily removing the bottles placed in front of him, he yelled in Portuguese, ‘Drink Water!’ and that was a loud and clear message showing his strive to promote healthy drinking.
As it is, Ronaldo is known to be a leading advocate for a healthy lifestyle and is clearly not a fan of fizzy drinks as well. The star repeatedly mentions in media interviews how much he hates seeing his son indulge in sugary drinks, and often gets super angry too.
Ronaldo is also known to follow a very strict fitness routine that he adores speaking about during his media appearances.
This particular press briefing was just ahead of his team Portugal’s first match for the Euro 2020 football event, which the country would play against Hungary in Budapest.
After the shocking move, neither did UEFA nor did Coca-Cola comment on the move made during the press conference.
However, that doesn’t mean that the incident went unnoticed.After the conference was over, social media was filled with viral footage of the act, with many applauding the star for using the mega public platform to send a strong message against the unhealthy consumption of fizzy drinks.
But with such a huge football star making such a bold move against the tournament’s sponsors, it’s clear that neither of them would be happy at Ronaldo’s prominent disdain over the carbonated product.
Even though, a lot of fans applauded Ronaldo for his brave action, UEFA has warned players and could fine players for removing sponsor items at Euro 2020 press conferences.
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