Paul Pogba snubs Heineken bottle at Euros days after Ronaldo’s Coca-Cola blast

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France star Paul Pogba is the latest player to move the Euros’ sponsors out of his way after taking a bottle of Heineken away from him during a press conference due to his Muslim faith.

The midfielder had obligatory media duties after France’s win over Germany and as he sat down, a bottle of the Heineken, who are one of the sponsors of the Euros, was taking away from his eyesight and put behind his table.

For Muslims, alcohol is prohibited and that was the reason behind Pogba’s unwillingness to have it in front him as he spoke to the press.

This came a day after Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo moved away two bottles of Coca-Cola and promoting the healthier alternative, water.

The Juventus star looked at the fizzy drink with disgust and then proclaimed in Portuguese: “Drink water!”

Pogba converted to Islam in 2019 and spoke about the change to the Manchester Evening News:

“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.

“You get to know it, aybody can find that he feels connected with Islam. It came because I have a lot of friends who are Muslim…we always talk.

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“I was questioning myself in a lot of things, then I started doing my own research.

“I prayed once with my friends and I felt something different.

Pogba put in a man of the match performance against Germany as France opened their tournament with a 1-0 win over the three-time European champions in their home ground in Munich.

They next travel to Budapest’s Puskas Arena to face Hungary before ending their group stage campaign with a game at the same venue against Portugal.

The French will be hoping to win back-to-back international tournaments having won the World Cup in Russia three years ago.

  • Euro 2020
  • Paul Pogba
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Coca-Cola

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