Sat. Dec 4th, 2021

(REUTERS) – France midfielder Paul Pogba removed a bottle of Heineken beer that had been placed in front of him at a Euro 2020 news conference on Tuesday (June 15), a day after Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo moved aside Coca-Cola bottles in a similar set-up.

Pogba, a practising Muslim, removed the bottle when he sat down to speak to the media after he was named Man of the Match in France’s 1-0 Group F win over Germany.

Reuters has requested comment from Heineken, who are one of the official sponsors of Euro 2020.

On Monday, Ronaldo removed two bottles of Coca-Cola at a news conference and held up a bottle of water shouting “Agua” in Portuguese.

Coca-Cola, another official sponsor, could not immediately be reached by Reuters for a comment.

By rahul