Christiano Ronaldo caused online as he replaced Coca-Cola with water during UEFA 2020 press conference in Lisbon. VIDEO
Christiano Ronaldo: What did fans say?
Opinion was dived among fans over whether the 36-year-old icon had done the right thing.
Some considered his intervention a show of disrespect for one of the tournament’s main sponsors, warning that he “shouldn’t have done that”, while others suggested the captain may have acted merely because the drinks giant is not on the list of his many sponsors.
“Many are very concentrated on how important it is that Coca-Cola is sponsoring this tournament, but disregard the fact that sugary drinks contribute to diabetes and many other diseases in young kids,” another pointed out.
“Ronaldo is a role model and many will follow his example.”
Whatever his true motives for the decision, the incident has seen the re-emergence of quotes from last year when Ronaldo spoke of the footballing prospects of his son, Cristiano Jr, and his irritation.