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Paul Pogba removes Heineken bottle during Euros press conference (Video)



Paul Pogba withdrew a bottle of Heineken placed in front of him at a Euro press conference – a day after Cristiano Ronaldo did the same with bottles of Coke..

The Frenchman, a devout Muslim, hid the sponsor’s bottle of beer under a table as he addressed the media following his country’s 1-0 win over Germany on Tuesday night..

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While Pogba, 28, has offered no explanation for the removal of the bottle, it’s likely because his religion views alcohol as ‘haram’ – or ‘forbidden’. He left a bottle of water and two bottles of Coke on the table intact.

However, Heineken appears to be a 0% alcohol-free beer.

The stunt echoes Ronaldo’s decision a day earlier when he withdrew two bottles of Coca-Cola from a euro press conference, telling fans to “drink water” instead.

It’s a move that grabbed headlines around the world and rocked Coke’s share price – although reports that it wiped out $ 4 billion in the company’s value appear to be false.

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The Frenchman removed a bottle of Heineken from his sight at a press conference

Coke’s share price had fallen over the weekend from around $ 56.10 at the close on Friday night to $ 55.33 at the open on Monday – even though that was before Ronaldo had speak.

The price was languishing around $ 55.30 by mid-morning in New York – where Coca-Cola shares are traded – as Ronaldo gave the press conference, and by the end of the day it had climbed to 55.60 $.

As word of the stunt spread on Tuesday, the stock price faltered, falling to a low of $ 55.20, but by the close of the game it had hit $ 55.40.

This means the share price is now higher than when Ronaldo gave his press conference, although the negative publicity may have contributed to a loss of around $ 1 billion Coke suffered on Tuesday.

The Amsterdam markets, where Heineken trades its shares, were closed by the time Pogba’s press conference took place on Monday evening.

Trading is expected to resume around 8:00 GMT today. Heineken has yet to respond to Pogba’s position.

Coca-Cola responded to Ronaldo, saying in a blunt statement Tuesday that “everyone is entitled to their drink preferences.”

A spokesperson added: “Coca-Cola offers a range of drinks to meet different tastes and needs, which are available to players throughout the tournament.

“This includes waters, isotonic sports drinks and juices, coffee and tea, as well as Coca-Cola.

“Players are offered water, alongside Coca-Cola and Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, upon arrival at our press conferences.”

Pogba grew up with a Muslim mother and says many of his friends are Muslims, but he didn’t start practicing the religion himself until 2019.

Speaking to the Manchester Evening News about his newfound faith, he said: “That’s it. That’s what makes me grateful for everything.

Pogba’s move comes after Cristiano Ronaldo withdrew bottles of coke during his press conference

Coke’s share price hovered around $ 55.30 in New York City as Ronaldo spoke, triggering 48 hours of ups and downs that ultimately ended in a tally of $ 55.40.

Coke’s share price hovered around $ 55.30 in New York City as Ronaldo spoke, triggering 48 hours of ups and downs that ultimately ended in a tally of $ 55.40.
Coke’s share price hovered around $ 55.30 in New York City as Ronaldo spoke, triggering 48 hours of ups and downs that ultimately ended in a tally of $ 55.40.

Consumption of alcohol is prohibited (or known as “haraam”) among Muslims.

Muslims refrain from drinking alcohol because the Prophet Muhammad, whom Muslims believe the word of God was revealed in the Quran, opposed it.

The Qur’an says that alcohol’s potential for sin was “much greater” than its benefits.

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‘It made me change, achieve things in life. I guess, maybe, it makes me more peaceful inside.

“I was wondering about a lot of things, and then I started doing my own research. I prayed once with my friends and felt something different. I felt really good.

Pogba played a leading role in France’s victory over Germany to kick off his Euro campaign.

He played an exceptional pass to help divide the German defense and lead to Mats Hummels’ own goal in the first half which ultimately decided the game.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo is known to be obsessed with his health, with the 36-year-old Portuguese admitting it irritates him when his own son drinks sodas instead of water.

His laser focus on fitness and wellness allowed him to continue playing at an elite level into his thirties, when many players retire.

He previously revealed that his diet consists of six mini-meals spread throughout the day, including lots of fruits, vegetables, and clean proteins such as fish or chicken cooked without oil.

His favorite dish is a Portuguese classic called Bacalhau à Brás which consists of layers of cod, onions, thinly sliced potatoes and black olives on eggs.

Most of the time, the sportsman drinks water – although he has revealed that he occasionally enjoys a glass of juice for breakfast and wine for dinner.

In terms of training, Ronaldo is believed to train for three to four hours at a time, five days a week, and swears only by a mix of cardio, strength training and soccer exercises to keep himself in top condition. physical.

Eight hours of sleep a night to help him maintain his “mental toughness” rounds out the routine of one of the fittest men on the planet.

After the press conference, a 2006 commercial that appears to show Ronaldo promoting Coca-Cola resurfaced online.

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