Euro 2020: Pogba removes alcohol bottle at news conference

Paul Pogba with the man-of-the-match award. (Twitter)
Paul Pogba with the man-of-the-match award. (Twitter)

Munich - Pogba, a practising Muslim, removed the bottle when he sat down to speak to the media after France's win over Germany



By Reuters

Published: Wed 16 Jun 2021, 4:02 PM

France midfielder Paul Pogba removed a bottle of Heineken beer that had been placed in front of him at a Euro 2020 news conference on Tuesday, a day after Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo moved aside Coca-Cola bottles in a similar set-up.

Pogba, a practising Muslim, removed the bottle when he sat down to speak to the media after he was named ‘Man of the Match’ in France’s 1-0 Group F win over Germany.

Reuters has requested comment from Heineken, who are one of the official sponsors of Euro 2020.

On Monday, Ronaldo removed two bottles of Coca-Cola at a news conference and held up a bottle of water shouting “Agua” in Portuguese.


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