Cristiano Ronaldo seemed to offer a damning verdict on Coca-Cola during his Euro 2020 press conference ahead of Portugal’s opening game against Hungary. The Juventus striker grabbed two bottles of the drink that were in front of him and moved to one side before holding up a bottle of water and encouraging people to drink water.
Ronaldo’s soft drink snub is reported to have resulted in a minuscule fall in the share price of Coca-Cola.
Caroline Cerny, Alliance Lead at Obesity Health Alliance told the Telegraph: “It’s great to see a role model like Cristiano Ronaldo reject Coca Cola for water, setting a positive example for young fans and showing his disdain for a cynical marketing attempt to link him with a sugary drink.”
The Portugal forward has been praised for the move, some viewers took to social media to share their thoughts on the move.
One Twitter user wrote: “How can you not love this guy?
“He’s a generational talent and a role model to kids all over the world.
“With one simple gesture he’s saying that if you want to be like me then don’t drink Coke drink water. Very powerful. #RoleModel”
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