Ronaldo Casually Cost Coke $5 Billion By Slightly Moving Some Bottles
Our man really said, ‘agua’.
Cristiano Ronaldo has singlehandedly demonstrated how fragile capitalism is, with a snub against Coke that slashed the soft drink’s value by over $5 billion.
— The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) June 14, 2021
Portugal’s football captain was captured during a pre-match press conference at the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship held at London’s Wembley Stadium on Wednesday. In a video that has since gone viral, the 36-year-old susses out the scene and notices a regular and diet Coke next to his mic.
Cristiano Ronaldo making records again as the first 36 year old footballer to say no to coke.
— Bob Kostic (@causticbob) June 16, 2021
He then picks up the two beverages, slides them out of frame, before showing off a bottle of water. “Agua”, the known health nut said, which is Portuguese for H2O.
Directly after, Coca-Cola’s share price dipped from AUD$73.02 down to $71.85 — a 1.6% drop amounting to $5.2 billion.
Messi’s 2021 Ronaldo’s 2021
highlights. highlights. pic.twitter.com/JTOarO3h4B
— 🇲🇽 (@FutbolFax) June 16, 2021
A Euro 2020 spokesperson said that “players are offered water alongside Coca-Cola and Coca-Cola Zero Sugar on arrival at our press conferences”.
Similarly, Coca-Cola said “everyone is entitled to their drink preferences” and has “different tastes and needs”.
His provocative move was followed by French footballer, and practicing Muslim, Paul Pogba, who moved a beer bottle off his table not realising it was a non-alcoholic variant.
People PRAISING Ronaldo for removing a bottle of coke from press conference & celebrating water
People HATING on Pogba for removing a bottle of Heineken (non-alcoholic as it turns out but he didn’t know) because alcohol is against his faith
— nazir afzal (@nazirafzal) June 16, 2021
Ronaldo wasn’t thirsty for Coke but was HUNGARY for goals! Am I right lads?! Lads?
— Joe Gilmore (@Gilology) June 15, 2021