Coca Cola loses $4 billion as Cristiano Ronaldo removes soft drink bottles at a presser

Edited By: Nikhil Pandey WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jun 16, 2021, 08:52 AM(IST)

All time top scorer: Cristiano Ronaldo Photograph:( AFP )

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Cristiano Ronaldo was discontent with Euro 2020 coordinators for keeping two Coca-Cola bottles in the press conference room. The American drink organization is the sponsor of Euro 2020. 

Following Cristiano Ronaldo's removal of Coca-Cola bottles from a Euro 2020 news conference on Monday, the company's market value was slashed by $4 billion.

When the soft drinks were brought in front of Ronaldo's seat during a press conference ahead of Portugal's game against Hungary on Monday. The 36-year-old hid them from the display and advised them to instead 'drink water.'

The gesture was timed to coincide with a big drop in Coca-Cola's stock price. 

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The Incident

Cristiano Ronaldo was discontent with Euro 2020 coordinators for keeping two Coca-Cola bottles in the press conference room. The American drink organization is the sponsor of Euro 2020. 

In any case, after seeing the Coca-Cola bottles before him in the press conference room, Cristiano Ronaldo immediately removed the bottles from the camera and lifted a bottle of water, and said "agua" (water), asking individuals to drink water over such sweet beverages. 

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Ronaldo is one of the game's fittest players. To perform well on the football field, he is known to follow a stringent diet and fitness routine.

Ronaldo just scored two goals against Hungary to surpass France's Michel Platini as the all-time leading goal scorer with 11 goals. 

(With inputs from agencies)

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