Coca-Cola has reacted to Cristiano Ronaldo’s snub during a press conference during the ongoing Euro 2020 tournament.
Following Cristiano Ronaldo’s decision to refuse Coca-Cola bottles and instead encourage people to drink water, the beverage company’s stock price plummeted.
Coca-Cola, on the other hand, reacted to Cristiano Ronaldo’s antics during the press conference. Coca-Cola stated that everyone is allowed to drink whatever drinks they choose based on their preferences and tastes.
Coca-Cola is one of the Euro 2020 sponsors. Following the beverages issue, a Euro 2020 representative emphasized that all players are given water and Coca-Cola during the press conference.
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most famous athletes in the world, idolized by millions of fans. As a result, any move taken by the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is sure to have far-reaching consequences.
The American firm’s stock dropped by 1.6% after Ronaldo removed the Coca-Cola bottles from the press table. Coca-stock Cola’s plummeted from $56.1 to $55.22 as a result of Cristiano Ronaldo’s activities.
Apart from the dip in stock prices, Coca-market Cola’s value plummeted by $4 billion in just a few hours.
A day later, French midfielder Paul Pogba moved Heineken bottles from the press table in a similar occurrence. The actions of Ronaldo and Pogba have been dubbed ‘bottlegate’ by the media.
Despite their off-field shenanigans, Paul Pogba and Cristiano Ronaldo are off to a strong start at Euro 2020. The Portuguese skipper scored twice in Portugal’s 3-0 triumph over Hungary, while Paul Pogba was named ‘Man of the Match’ in France’s 1-0 victory over Germany.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s brace helped him surpass Michel Platini as the European Championship’s all-time leading scorer. Only Antoine Griezmann (6) has a realistic chance of catching up to the 36-year-old in the competition.