Paul Pogba follows Cristiano Ronaldo, removes sponsor’s drink from press conference

Paul Pogba followed Cristiano Ronaldo’s example as he removed one of the sponsored products placed in front of him during a Euro 2020 press conference.

The event took place after France’s 1-0 victory against Germany on Tuesday, where Pogba was named Man of the Match.

Pogba is known for abstaining from alcoholic drinks since he converted to Islam. Realizing there was a bottle of Heineken beer on his table in front of him, he removed it without hesitation.

“He’s a Muslim,” a fan raged on Twitter. “Why put beer in front of him? Sponsors must be rational.”

“Quite understandable that, as a Muslim, Pogba wouldn’t want to be seen promoting beer,” another tweeted.

Heineken appeared to be understanding about what Pogpa did, saying in a statement, “We fully respect everyone’s decision when it comes to their beverage of choice.”



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Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro GOIH ComM is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team. (wikipedia)



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