Cristiano Ronaldo, the Italian star of Juventus, caused a sensation during the press conference before his country’s match with Hungary in Euro 2020.
Ronaldo pulled two bottles of “Coca-Cola” from in front of him at the press conference and put them away from him, and advised the audience to drink water instead of soft drinks.
The football fans commented on the social networking site “Twitter” about Ronaldo’s behavior, who did not care that “Coca-Cola” is one of the most prominent sponsors of the tournament.
The singers began a new chapter in the series of comparisons between Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, captain of Barcelona and the Argentine national team, a comparison that began with the start of the two stars in the first half of the current millennium.
The tweeters said that Ronaldo was keen to advise the public about the necessity of a healthy lifestyle, unlike Lionel Messi, who is the most famous star participating in the advertising campaigns of Pepsi, the competitor of Coca-Cola.
One fan wrote a sarcastic tweet in which he said: “Don’t drink Coca-Cola, drink Pepsi as he does.” MessiAnother tweeter said: “Ronaldo refuses Coca-Cola, and Messi promotes Pepsi.”
It is worth noting that Ronaldo, 36, is considered one of the most disciplined athletes and committed to a healthy lifestyle, which reflects positively on his football career, and the Portuguese star refuses to participate in any advertising campaigns for soft drink companies.
On the other hand, PepsiCo was forced to apologize to Ronaldo in 2013 on the sidelines of the Sweden-Portugal match in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, due to the launch of an advertising campaign based on mocking him, which caused a great wave of anger among his fans and the Portuguese public.
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