Following Cristiano Ronaldo’s stance against cold drinks recently, Paul Pogba is the latest star to snub a competition beverage sponsor. The Frenchman removed a bottle of Heineken beer kept in front of him during a press conference at Euro 2020.
Paul Pogba was instrumental for France in their 1-0 win over Germany and was awarded the star of the match as well for his exploits. The Manchester United playmaker had fielded a sensational ball into the box which led to the only goal of the contest. He ran the show in midfield alongside N’Golo Kante to ensure a winning start with a clean sheet for the Les Bleus.
Following the vital win that gives them three massive points, Pogba was called for his media obligations. While taking his seat in front of the reporters, the player had bottles of Coca-Cola, Heineken beer, and water at the table. He proceeded to take the beer bottle out of his sight, a decision which is slated to be oriented by his religious faith.
The 28-year-old, who was born as a Christian, decided to switch religion and follow Islam in 2019. In the religion, alcohol is forbidden and as a devout Muslim, Pogba tooka stance to not promote the competition sponsor.
‘It’s everything. That’s what makes me thankful for everything,’ Pogba told the Times via MEN of his decision to worship Islam.
‘It was a good change in my life because I wasn’t born a Muslim, even if my mum was. I just grew up like that, respect for everyone.
‘Islam is not the image that everyone sees – terrorism… What we hear in the media is really something else, it’s something beautiful.
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Pogba’s action inspired by Ronaldo’s Coco-Cola abolishment
Cristiano Ronaldo started the trend by removing a set of Coca-Cola bottles kept at the press conference table. He proceeded to pick up a bottle of water instead and encouraged people to drink water instead of the fizzy sugared cold-drinks.
The drink company had issued a statement in reply to Ronaldo’s response against them. ‘everyone is entitled to their drink preferences’, Coca-Cola had said.
Surely, Heineken will have to resort with a statement of their own to combat their impending losses, a fate which Coca-Cola endured aftermath Ronaldo’s actions.