Following the internet breaking moment in which Portugese player Cristiano Ronaldo removes Coca-Cola bottles during a press conference, France’s Paul Pogba mirrored the act by removing a bottle of Heineken. This, however, occurred for slightly different reasons as Pogba removed the bottle for religious reasons, as Muslims are forbidden from drinking alcohol.
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
— Goal (@goal) June 16, 2021
The 28-year-old is another star to take a stance against one of Euro’s sponsors following the Ronaldo incident. Pogba, a devout Muslim, made the religious pilgrimage to Mecca along with Kurt Zouma back in 2018. Fans also criticised tournament staff for putting the beverage in front of Pogba in the first place and therefore the player cannot be blamed for the gesture.
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